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Freeman Allen’s Carrot Cake June 2, 2013

Filed under: Desserts — alittlemoreofeach @ 1:17 pm
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2 cups flour

2 cups sugar

2 tsp baking powder

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

2 tsp cinnamon

1 ¼ cups vegetable oil

3 cups grated carrots

4 eggs

½ cup chopped nuts

2 tsp vanilla

cream cheese frosting



Combine first six ingredients (flour through cinnamon) in a large mixer. Mix until blended, about three to four minutes. Add oil to mixture while mixing. Then add the carrots and the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each. Stir in nuts and vanilla. Mix well. Pour into greased and floured 9 x 13 pan. Bake in preheated 350-degree oven for 50 to 60 minutes, or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool in pan. Frost with cream cheese frosting.


Cream cheese frosting:

4 oz cream cheese

¼ cup butter

2 cups confectioners sugar


Combine cheese and butter in a small mixer bowl. Beat until light and fluffy. Add confectioners sugar and beat to blend. Use additional sugar if necessary.


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