Carrot Cake, Must Make!

If you are a lover of carrot cake, this one can’t be beat.  I have tried many carrot cake recipes over the years and this one is definitely the best by far.  I have to thank my good friend Katie for this amazing recipe.  She brought this to my house one night for happy hour years ago and I beg her every time she comes to bring it again!

Mrs. D’s World Famous Carrot Cake

Batter:

1 ½ cup oil

2 cup sugar

4 eggs

2 cups flour

2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

3 tsp. cinnamon

2 tsp. vanilla

3 cups grated carrots

Chopped nuts (optional)

Combine sugar and oil and eggs.  Sift flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon together.  Add to sugar mixture and beat well.  Add vanilla and grated carrots.  Bake in a 13×9” pan at 325 degrees for 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.  When cool, ice with icing.

Cream Cheese Icing:

1 stick margarine

8 oz. cream cheese

3 cups confectioners’ sugar

2 tsp. vanilla