Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups sugar, optional half white half brown
4 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 cups grated carrots
1 cup drained crushed pineapple
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped nuts

Beat together softened butter and sugar until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat. Combine
flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Stir into egg mixture. Stir in carrots, pineapple, raisins and
nuts. Pour batter into a lightly greased and flour 9×13 cake pan or two 9-inch round cake pans.

Bake at 350 F for approximately 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out
clean. When cool, frost with cream cheese frosting. Recipe serves 12-16.

Cream Cheese Frosting

16 ounces cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup butter (one stick), softened

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon lemon juice, optional

4 cups powdered sugar

hot water, as needed

Beat together cream cheese and butter until soft and fluffy. Add vanilla and optional lemon juice,
beat. Beat in powdered sugar; beat in 1 teaspoon hot water at a time until frosting reaches desired
spreading consistency.

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