Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Carrot Cake

By Vera - This is the recipe of the carrot cake my Grandma Smith used to make. Thank you, Cristie, for sending it to me!!!

2 cups sugar
3/4 cup oil
3 eggs
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups shredded carrots
1 cup raisins (optional)
1 cup nuts (optional)

8 oz pkg cream cheese
1 cube margarine
1 lb powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Combine sugar, oil and eggs. Add remaining ingredients. Pour into 13 x 9 greased and floured pan. Bake at 350 degree for 40 minutes. When cool, top with icing.

NOTE: I use apple sauce in place of oil in any cake recipe. It actually makes the cake more moist and you do not notice the difference (and it is less fattening)!

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