"As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy, and to make plans."--Ernest Hemingway

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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This recipe for Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, by , is from Gails Recipes, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Gail Hagen
Added: Sunday, August 23, 2009


2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs
2/3 cup milk
3 medium carrots, grated
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts, about 2 ounces

1/2 cup ( 1 stick butter) softened
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups confectioners sugar

1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts (about 1 ounce)
2 Tbsp firmly packed light brown sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-inch round cake pan. Dust with flour; tap out excess.

2. Mix together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt

3. Beat together butter and sugar at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. At low speed, alternately beat flour mixture and milk into butter mixture, Stir in carrots and nuts. Pour batter into prepared pan.

4. Bake cake until top springs back when lightly touched and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 40 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes. Turn cake out onto rack to col completely.

5. To prepare icing, beat together butter and cream cheese at medium speed until completely smooth. Beat in confectioner's sugar until well blended. To prepare topping, mix together nuts and brown sugar.

6. Place cake on a serving plate. Spread icing over top and sides and sprinkle with nut mixture.




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