Sunday, July 29, 2007

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

In honor of January's birthday, here is her favorite cake that she is lucky to get once a year!

2 cups carrots, shredded
1 can crushed pineapple, drained
3/4 cup oil
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
2 t. cinnamon
1 t. nutmeg
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt

Combine carrots, pineapple, oil and sugar. Add eggs, cinnamon and nutmeg. Beat thoroughly. Add flour, baking soda and salt and mix well. Pour into a greased 9x13" pan and bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes (until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.) You can also do two round cake pans, bake for about 20 minutes before checking. Let cool; frost with cream cheese frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 cup butter, softened
1 8oz. package cream cheese, softened
1 t. vanilla
1/4 cup milk
2 lbs. powdered sugar

Beat butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer until light and fluffy (about 5 minutes!) Add vanilla and milk until well combined. Add powdered sugar. If frosting is too stiff, add milk a few drops at a time until the right consistency. If frosting is too thin, add more powdered sugar. This is the prefect amount of frosting for 1 cake in Stratton land, but many of you may find you have left overs. (This is great frosting for Homemade Oreos.....its on the blog)

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