Classic Carrot Cake Recipe

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Crisp carrots make a moist, delicious cake that is perfect for family gatherings. More carrot cake recipes can be found on our site to make for any occasion, including a slow cooker carrot cake recipe for you to try. Also, learn how to prepare carrots to use in all your carrot recipes.
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Ingredients
  • CARROT CAKE:
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups shredded carrots - approximately 4 medium carrots
  • 1 1/2 cups oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon milk or cream
  • FROSTING:
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine - softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 ounces cream cheese - softened
Container: 9 x 13 baking pan
Directions
CARROT CAKE:
  • Heat oven to 350°.
  • Grease the bottom of a 9x13 pan.
  • In a large bowl, blend all ingredients together at a low speed.
  • When combined, beat on high for 3 minutes.
  • Pour batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  • Cool completely before frosting.

FROSTING:
  • In a medium bowl, blend all ingredients together on high speed until smooth.
  • Spread over cooled cake.
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