Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Easter Carrot Cake

I hope you all had a fabulous Easter!! We sure did -- any excuse to get together & eat!!  

As usual, I brought dessert. This time it was Carrot Cake. I'd never made a Carrot Cake before - but found a great recipe stuffed in my recipe box. Of course, I didn't know it was great until I made it & everyone ooh'd & aah'd - whew! Got lucky :)

I am not a fan of Carrot Cake AT ALL. No veggies in my dessert, thankyouverymuch! But - the other 8 people did love it, so I'm sharing with you. Because I appear to be in the minority - Carrot Cake is GOOD & I have no idea what I'm talking about. 


3 cups shredded carrots
1 can (20 oz) crushed pineapple, well-drained
2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
4 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp ground cinnamon


1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 3/4 cups confectioners sugar

In a large bowl, beat the first 5 ingredients until well blended. In another bowl, mix the flour, baking soda & cinnamon; gradually beat into carrot mixture. Transfer mixture to a greased 9"x13" baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until it passes the toothpick test. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. 

For frosting, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter & vanilla until blended. Gradually beat in confectioners sugar until smooth. Spread over cake. Cover & refrigerate leftovers.

Super easy! I have no idea where I got this recipe from - I know it was pre-Pinterest so it wasn't there (where I get most of my recipes from these days). But I'm glad I did save it - this one's a keeper! 

I sure hope it's warm where you are -- here in SE Wisconsin, we are very patiently waiting for spring. It's coming .... soon ..... right around the corner .....

Enjoy the rest of your week!


Sheri said...

That sounds so yummy! I am going to make it! I love carrot cake. It is good for your eyes LOL

Cris Z. said...

Saw my Doctor yesterday and she said I should have more vegetables. Might have to try this one!

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