Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing Recipe

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Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing Recipe

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We made this for our daughter's wedding. We stirred it all by hand and baked it in frying pans of varied sizes. After decorating it with pink frosting roses, we transported it 50 miles to the church in the back of a car!
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min.
MAKES:
12 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/3 cups vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2-1/2 cups finely shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • CREAM CHEESE ICING:
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • Dash salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Directions

In a large mixing bowl, combine oil, eggs and sugar. Combine flour, baking powder, soda and cinnamon; add to mixing bowl. Beat well. Stir in carrots and nuts. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for about 50 minutes or until cake tests done. For frosting, beat cream cheese and sugar in a medium mixing bowl. Gradually add salt, vanilla and milk, beating until smooth and spreadable. Add more milk if needed to thin frosting. Spread on cooled cake. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Carrot Cake in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p20

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 597 calories, 32g fat (5g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 341mg sodium, 75g carbohydrate (54g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

  • 1-1/3 cups vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2-1/2 cups finely shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • CREAM CHEESE ICING:
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • Dash salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine oil, eggs and sugar. Combine flour, baking powder, soda and cinnamon; add to mixing bowl. Beat well. Stir in carrots and nuts. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for about 50 minutes or until cake tests done. For frosting, beat cream cheese and sugar in a medium mixing bowl. Gradually add salt, vanilla and milk, beating until smooth and spreadable. Add more milk if needed to thin frosting. Spread on cooled cake. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Carrot Cake in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p20

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Donalee2 User ID: 1654265 222987
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2015

"YOU CAN ALWAYS USE HALF OIL AND HALF APPLESAUCE TO CUT DOWN THE FAT WHICH WOULD MAKE THE CALORIES LESS TOO. I AM GOING TO MAKE THIS RECIPE TODAY. PHYL32"

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natsquared User ID: 1286904 17462
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2012

"My family all love this cake. It is so yummy!"

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amelia.wellman123 User ID: 6014503 48277
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2012

"The cake is good but the icing is just a little too sweet. definitely a good idea to add a little more cream cheese and subtract a little of the icing sugar."

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administrator User ID: 1996148 202143
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2012

"Been using for over 35 years"

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loriburbridge User ID: 3485412 47551
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2011

"This recipe was super easy and tasty. I don't like super sweet frosting so I used 8 oz of cream cheese in the frosting. Turned out good."

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Black Lady User ID: 3107669 20831
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2011

"I think there is too much oil in this for me."

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debstub User ID: 2934557 19168
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2010

"I made this for my friend's birthday (it was the first time I'd made a carrot cake before) and everyone raved about it--even my fiance who doesn't like vegetables and desserts mixed! I like my cream cheese icing a little more cream-cheesy though so I modified it to my taste, but the cake was absolutely delicious!!"

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teamjgh User ID: 5003563 15167
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2010

"simple ingredients, great taste!! this will be my carrot cake recipe!"

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