Thursday, August 21, 2008

Carrot Cake with Creamy Cheese Icing

I have been making this recipe for a number of years and its originally from the Robin Hood Fall 2000 baking booklet. Its really good and it doesn't have sultana's in it which I hate.

Ingredients:

3/4 cup Corn or Canola Oil, I use veg Oil
1/4 cup Molasses
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar (white)
4 eggs
2 cups All Purpose Flour (plain)
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
3 cups peeled, grated carrots
3/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Icing:

8 oz/ 250 g Cream Cheese
1/2 cup Marg or Butter
4 cups Icing sugar/Powdered Sugar
2 tsp Vanilla



Beat first four ingredients together in a large bowl until smoothly blended.



Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add to egg mixture, beating until smooth.



Stir in carrots.



Stir in nuts.



Spread into a greased and lined 9 x 13 inch baking pan.



Bake at 325oF for approx 1 hour, or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool for 15 minutes in pan, then remove to rack and cool completely.

Icing:

Beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Gradually add the icing sugar, beating constantly. Mix in Vanilla. Spread on cooled cake.



And try not to eat it all at once!!!

11 comments:

Kim said...

That looks soooo good!

Ginnie said...

Oh now you've made me feel really hungry and I was trying to be good!!!

Obe's said...

I had a craving not long ago for this cake yummo,can't beat a nice carrot cake!!
Diane

CannedAm said...

Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting is my very favourite. However, it absolutely must have raisins in it or I won't eat it. :)

DH makes the very best carrot cake. Usually for one of them there birthdays that I don't have anymore. ;)

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

I'll have to try that recipe too - love carrot cake. Thanks. A x

Gill - That British Woman said...

You're all welcome to pop over for a slice!!! You know its good for you, as it contains carrots and that's a veggie, and people are always saying to eat your veggies...LOL

please sir said...

Ohhh yum yum yum!

Denise said...

That looks so delicious. I just came home from work and I wish I had that slice right now after the day I had, pure comfort! Yum!

cheshire wife said...

It looks delicious but I have just had my supper.

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Jasmine's Journey said...

Your cake looks lovely.