"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali

Grandma's Carrot Cake Recipe

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Carol Holman
Added: Monday, July 13, 2009


2 c. sugar
2 c. cake flour
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
1-1/2 c. Wesson Oil
3 c. grated carrots
4 eggs
1 tsp. salt

2-1/2 - 8 oz. pkgs. cream cheese
1 stick butter (1/4 lb.)
1/2 box powdered sugar (1-1/2 cups)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts (I use walnuts)

Preheat oven to 350.

Prepare 3 round cake pans - grease, flour, pour off extra flour and then put wax paper cut to fit in the bottom of the pans.

Combine all cake ingredients and divide between the 3 cake pans. Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes.

Combine the filling ingredients and spread between the layers, on top and around the side of the cake.

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