September 23, 2010

Amazingly Delicious Carrot Cake

I was trying to think of a name for this post. Just plain ‘ole “Carrot Cake” doesn’t do it justice. This cake is delicious. I first made the cake when I was a teenager and living at home with my parents. Since that time, this recipe has been passed around to different family members and was also submitted by my mom to her church’s cookbook. Unbelievably, I had to copy the recipe from the church cookbook. I guess that’s what I get for not getting the recipe sooner.

And just because I feel like storytelling right now, I’ll continue with why this cake was made this month. This is one of those cakes that I save for special occasions. This month I celebrated a birthday. On my birthday, I tend to get a bit depressed; not because of my age, but because I feel lonely. We have no family that live in the same area as us, so I miss my family. This year I decided to avoid a crappy day and so I invited some family to come for the weekend. I got a firepit for my birthday and so we celebrated all day long with burritos, egg rolls, Asian chicken lettuce wraps, S’mores, and carrot cake. Because on your birthday, you’re not supposed to count calories!

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Amazing Delicious Carrot Cake

  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 1/2 cups oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (preferably pecans)
  • 1 small can crushed pineapple

Mix oil, sugar, and eggs together. Add dry ingredients to mixture and blend. Add carrots, pineapple, and nuts. Mix well. Pour into greased 9×13 cake pan or use 3 (9-inch) cake pans. Bake at 325F for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool and ice.

Icing for Carrot Cake (Yes, I said we’re not counting calories!)

  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 lb confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (preferably pecans)

Mix all icing ingredients together and spread over cake.

This cake must be refrigerated.

*I have found that the 9×13 cake is heavy and so I leave it in the pan and icing it that way. Otherwise, it is difficult to get it out of the pan.

Do you have a favorite carrot cake recipe?

Recipe source unknown.


Karen

Comments

2 Responses to “Amazingly Delicious Carrot Cake”
  1. 1
    Revka
    Twitter: revkastearns
    says:

    I’m glad you took steps to give yourself a nice birthday, and your cake sounds fabulous!

  2. 2
    The Thrifty Mommy
    Twitter: thriftymommy
    says:

    Thanks Revka!

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