I just had to share this recipe with you all! This is for the carrot cake I made for Michael for his birthday pictured below. It was seriously fantastic and was worth the time I spent grating those carrots! I got the recipe from allrecipes.com, my favorite site to find new and fun things to cook up. If you’ve not been before, you should do yourself a favor and check it out, I’m always finding new stuff I can’t wait to try there. Anyway, on with the recipe…

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
1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9×13 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. Fold in pecans. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.

To Make Frosting: In a medium bowl, combine butter, cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Stir in chopped pecans. Frost the cooled cake.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rebecca
    Aug 07, 2008 @ 18:09:00

    sounds yummy! i make a homemade carrot cake for my hubby every year for his bday…it’s his fave! always worth the carrot grating! thanks for stopping by. yes, it is so wonderful to be blessed with great hubby’s! sometimes at the park there are bigger kids that like to “mother” libbs. that is very cute! so nice to hear your experiences, too. thanks for sharing!


  2. Carole
    Aug 08, 2008 @ 06:45:00

    I love allrecipes. I’ve been using them to get my vegetarian recipes. I LOVE carrot cake…I’m going to have to try this one!~Carole


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