Bite of Carrot Cake
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Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 12

Ingredients

Cake Ingredients:

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup coarsely ground coconut
  • ½ cup coarsely ground walnuts
  • ½ cup coarsely ground raisins

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 16 ounces 2 packages cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 4½ -5 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons warm milk or cream if needed

Instructions

Cake Directions:

  • Lightly grease and flour (3) 9-inch round cake pans, and preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In medium bowl, sift together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
  • In large mixing bowl, combine sugar and oil. Add eggs, and beat well. Mix in grated carrots, and then slowly stir in dry ingredients. Add ground coconut, walnuts, and raisins.
  • Pour batter into prepared cake pans, and bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until a pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Cool in pans for 10 minutes, then remove and cool completely on wire racks.

Frosting Directions:

  • In large mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese, butter, confectioner’s sugar, and vanilla. If too thick add warm milk or cream, one teaspoon at a time. Spread on each layer, top, and sides. Refrigerate several hours before serving.

Notes

May also be baked in 13 x 9 inch pan. Bake 25-30 minutes, and cut frosting recipe in half.