August: Potlucks!

August Theme: Potlucks. What do you take with you?

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Best Carrot Cake You've Ever Had

So when I was in high school, I used to babysit for a family in our ward twice a week, every week.  One day when I went over there, I saw a carrot cake on the counter.  I was never a huge carrot cake fan, but it was right after school and I was starving so I tried a piece.  Oh my goodness!  It was AMAZING!  So moist . . . so tasty . . . Heaven!  I scoured her cupboards and drawers looking for the recipe and finally found it.  I copied it down and have been making it ever since.  And because Easter is coming up, here it is for you too. 

Beat together:

3 ¼ c grated carrots
4 eggs
2 ¼ c sugar
1 ½ c oil
1 ½ tsp vanilla
1 (8 oz) package softened cream cheese

In a separate bowl combine:
2 ¼ c flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 ½ tsp cinnamon
A dash of allspice

Add dry ingredients to carrot mixture. Pour into a 9x13 pan and bake on top rack at 350° for about 55 minutes. Frost when cool.

1 package softened cream cheese
½ c softened butter
1 tsp vanilla
3 c. powdered sugar

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