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Carrot Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Carrot Cake, by , is from Cooking With The Cousins, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Linda McFee Bundy
Added: Monday, May 26, 2008


4 eggs
1 c. oil

2 c. all-purpose flour
2 c. sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon

4 c. finely shredded raw carrots
1/2 c. chopped pecans

1/4 c. butter or margarine, softened
2 (3 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
4 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. maple or almond extract

Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour three 8-inch round pans.

In large mixing bowl, beat eggs until frothy; slowly beat in oil.

Combine flour, sugar, soda, salt and cinnamon; add slowly to egg mixture, beating until smooth. Mix in carrots. Stir in nuts.

Divide batter into prepared pans. Bake 25-30 minutes. Combine frosting ingredients. Fill and frost cooled cake.

I made this cake for my son Jeff's wedding. Since then, it has been my most popular request.




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