March 28, 2010

Cannot Be Overrated!

This recipe for Homemade Carrot Cake simply cannot be overrated!  It is perfectly moist and delicious.

4 eggs
1-1/4 cups vegetable oil
2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 cups grated carrots
1 cup chopped pecans

1/2 cup butter, softened
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
4 cups confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions for cake:  Preheat oven 350 degrees F.  Grease and flour 9 x 13 inch pan.

In a large bowl, beat together eggs, oil, white sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla.  Mix in flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.  Stir in carrots.  Pour into prepared pan.

Bake 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.  Cool before frosting.

Directions for frosting:  Combine butter, cream cheese, sugar, and 1 tsp vanilla.  Beat until smooth.  Frost the cake when cool.

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