Best Carrot Cake You'll Ever Have

Carrot Cake

I didn’t get a great picture of the carrot cake my Grandma made, but if you look to the left of this picture you can see it. And trust me when I say it’s the best carrot cake I’ve ever had.

Carrot Cake Recipe

2 c flour

1 ½ c oil

2 c sugar

3 c shredded carrots

4 eggs, beaten

2 heaping teaspoons cinnamon

2 tsp soda

1 dash salt

carrots, grated

Mix above ingredients well, then add carrots and mix again. Place in greased dish 9 x 13, not floured.

Bake 350 oven 30 -35 min.


Frosting

¾ cube margarine

8 oz cream cheese

½ tsp vanilla, add after blending margarine and cream cheese

Mix above ingredients until smooth. Add powdered sugar, enough so frosting is thick and easy to spread. Add ½ tsp vanilla.

Top with chopped nuts, if desired.

Carrot Cake

I must say, the frosting is what makes it so so good! I mentioned to my Grandma that it tasted more like a spice cake than a carrot cake, but I still loved it!

A few tips for great carrot cake:

  • Shred your own carrot (store bought is too dry)
  • Get fresh spices
  • Try using a little orange zest in the batter

Enjoy!

QUESTION: Do you have a family recipe that always turns out great?

Author: Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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