Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This is a simple recipe that will soon become a favorite, enjoy!
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
    * Cake:
    * 2  cups flour
    * 2  cups sugar
    * 2  teaspoons baking powder
    * 2  teaspoons baking soda
    * 2  teaspoons ground cinnamon
    * Pinch ground nutmeg
    * 1  teaspoon salt
    * 4  large eggs
    * 1-1/3  cups canola oil
    * 3  cups shredded carrots (about 6 medium)
    * 1  cup chopped pecans
    * 1/2  cup raisins (optional)
    * Frosting:
    * 1  package (8 ounces) cream cheese, room temperature
    * 1  box (16 ounces) confectioners' sugar
    * 1/2  cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
    * 2  teaspoons vanilla extract
Serves 12
Directions :Heat oven to 350°F. Butter two 9-inch round cake pans. Cake: In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder,baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. In a large bowl, beat the eggs lightly to combine, and then whisk in the oil. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir to combine. Stir in the carrots and pecans, and the raisins, if using. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans. Bake at350°F for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean. Cool in pans on rack for 5 minutes. Remove cakes directly to rack to cool completely. Frosting: In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, butter and vanilla. Spread the frosting between the layers and on the sides and the top of the cake. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Bring to room temperature before serving.


Judy Harper said...

I love cream cheese! Have you ever toasted waffles, then warmed some cream cheese in a bowl, mix a teaspoon of your favor jelly with it (mine is marmalade) and spread it on your waffle? Talk about delicious!

My Owl Barn said...

Hello stranger :) How have you been? Thanks for the recipe! I'll try it and if I don't mess anything up, I'll share it with my friends at the dinner tonight.

Maggie said...

Ohh this sounds wonderful!!!!!!!

hipchic~cynde said...

Oh yummmmmo!! Must try this

storybeader said...

looks delicious! I LOVE carrot cake.. and cheese!

Gae said...

Dear Katherine,
I have a carrot cake recipe that we put cream cheese frosting on too.
One thing we add instead of raisins and pecans is diced dried apricot. This is scrumptious.
Enjoy your cake