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Carrot Cake From Scratch Yummy


3c flour
2c sugar
1 tsp soda
4 cups grated carrots
1 tsp cinnamon
5 eggs
1 cup plus 1 tb vegetable oil
1 tsp salt - I only used about 3/4 tsp sea salt -
- i also added a tiny bit of vanilla -
- Also I added 1/3 c raisins but probably could have been 3/4 -1 cup -

how to make it

preheat oven to 360 degrees
sift together flour sugar soda and salt
beat in oil and eggs - I just did it by hand -
mix carrots and cinnamon together in a separate bowl
put cinnamon carrots in batter
at this time you fold in raisins and nuts if you choose
bake in 10 X 12 pan for 30 - 35 minutes or until toothpick in center comes out clean
- I only had muffin tins and an 12 X 8 pan so I made 3 muffins and put the rest in the 12 X 8 which took about 40 min - timing will be different for everyone but just test with a toothpick
frosting ingredients
3 oz softened cream cheese
3 oz butter softened - 1/2 stick or 4 tb -
2 - 3 cups powdered sugar
1-3 tb milk
1-2 tb vanilla
- I added 1 cup chopped pecans -

how to make it

cream butter and cream cheese
add powdered sugar 1/3 cup at a time until desired consistency is reached
- you may not use all of the powdered sugar -
add liquids
adjust with liquids and powdered sugar alternating if necessary.
frost cake when cake is completely cooled
top frosting with chopped nuts if desired
store cake covered in fridge