carrot cake

torta di carotaLove Carrots? Get Ready For This Sweet Treat!

In 5th grade, I remember my music class teacher praised me for my rhythm with the wood block. Grabbing that praise, I entered beginning band in 6th grade at Garner Middle School… and my passion for percussion marched on through high school and college. I still love music to this day.

Returning home garner yearlings! remember me?from summer band practice at Garner, I remember sitting on the floor watching TV (before cable or satellite TV) and Looney Tunes was tops on my list. Bugs Bunny was one of my favorites and we all know Bugs’ love of the carrot. With that in mind…

…I hope you enjoy mom’s tasty carrot cake as much as I do!

i. ingredients

for the cake:

2 cups | sugarbugs bunny loves carrots and drums
1-1/3 cups | cooking oil
4 | cage free eggs
2 cups | flour
1 teaspoon | salt
2 teaspoons | baking soda
2 teaspoons | cinnamon
3 cups | grated raw carrots
1/2 cup | nuts (texas pecans or walnuts)

for the icing:

1 pound | powdered sugar
8-ounce package | cream cheese
¼ cup | margarine (or unsalted Falfurrias butter, per Nanny)
2 tablespoons | milk
2 teaspoons | vanilla

ii. what to do1... 2... 3... blend

0. Preheat oven to 300°F.

1. Beat sugar and oil… add the eggs and beat well.

2. Sift together the flour, salt, soda and cinnamon. Add to egg mixture and beat well.

3. Fold-in the grated carrots and nuts.

4. Transfer batter to a greased 9″ x 13″ pan.

5. Bake 70 minutes at 300°F.

6. While cake cools, let’s make the icing by beating all of the icing ingredients (above), until creamy.

7. Spread icing on cool cake and serve.

Foodie Tips ~
"m" is for mom. it's also for muffins!
I had to cook the cake a little longer than 70 minutes. I used a ceramic dish vs. a metal one. So watch your baking cake carefully!

♥ Go nuts… Use tasty Texas pecans!

You can also make individual treats by transforming the cake into 24 cupcakes. Cook for about 50-60 minutes.

 OR… you can even transform this recipe into cake balls! To yield about a dozen cakeballs we crumbled 4 cupcakes along with 2 tablespoons of the frosting, chilled a few hours to firm then hand dipped into white chocolate bark. Delicious!

Carrot Cake Balls From Betty's Cook Nook


 

mom's carrot cake recipe

A pic of Mom’s original recipe

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