Carrot Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups canola oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 cups raw grated carrots
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Instructions

Grate the carrots and set aside.

In a mixer, combine sugar, oil, and eggs. Beat until creamy. Add baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Gradually add the flour. Beat until smooth. Remove from mixer and fold in grated carrots with a spoon (and walnuts if desired). Pour batter into a 9 x 13 x 2 greased and floured cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Test for doneness with a toothpick.

Icing

1/2 cup butter (room temperature), 1 - 8oz. package Philly cream cheese, room temperature (or from refrigerator, microwave :20 seconds on high--must remove cream cheese from foil before putting in microwave), 2 cups powdered sugar , 1 tablespoon lemon juice.

Cream together the butter and cream cheese until smooth. Slowly whip in the powdered sugar and lemon juice. Ice the cake when cake is cool.

 
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