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Gram Pratt's Carrot Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
from the kitchen of Doris Pratt
Added: Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 Cup Sugar
3/4 Cup Oil
1 Egg
1 1/4 Cups Flour
1/2 Tsp. Salt
1 Tsp. Baking Soda
1 Tsp. Cinnamon
1 1/2 Cups Grated Carrots
1/2 Cup Nut Meats
Raisins (optional)

Frosting
1/2 Stick Margarine
1/2 lb. Confectioners Sugar
1/2 Pkg (4 oz.) Cream Cheese
Vanilla

Directions:
Directions:
Mix together sugar, oil and egg. Next mix in the grated carrot, nut meats and raisins. Slowly add dry ingredients, mixing thoroughly.

Preheat oven to 300. Grease and flour 8" x 8" pan, spoon in batter. Bake for one hour. [For a 9" x 13" cake, double the recipe.

For the frosting, beat together margarine and cream cheese, add vanilla to taste. Blend in confectioners sugar to desired consistency.

Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
One hour
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe has been a favorite in the Pratt family for many years.

 

 

 

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