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Carrot Cake

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Servings: 12-16
 
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This classic carrot cake with cream cheese frosting is a dessert that you'll find yourself making not just for a special day, but anytime. Quick and easy; it's sure to become a family favorite!

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
5 medium carrots, shredded (3 cups)
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
Cream Cheese Frosting (below)

Instructions:
1. Heat oven to 350ºF (180ºC). Grease and flour bottom and sides of rectangular pan, 13 x 9 x 2 inches.

2. Mix sugar, oil and eggs in large bowl until blended; beat with spoon 1 minute. Stir in remaining ingredients except carrots, nuts and Cream Cheese Frosting; beat with spoon 1 minute. Stir in carrots and nuts. Pour into pan.

3. Bake 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack. Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar

Beat cream cheese, milk and vanilla in medium bowl with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until smooth and spreadable.

Makes 12-16 servings.

Source: DianasDesserts.com
Date: June 12, 2003

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Reviewer: Hina
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It was the perfect carrot cake! and so easy to make. The icing was also just right and again really simple to make.

 
Reviewer: Naz
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The best carrot cake recipe. I've stuck to it since I first tried it. Very moist and the whole family and friends love it.

 
Reviewer: Lina
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The best carrot cake recipe I ever tried.Very easy, moist and my whole family and friends love it, thanks.

 
Reviewer: Georgia Girl
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The best recipe you will find for carrot cake and the easiest! It's simply delicious.

 
Reviewer: good
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It was so good my in-laws loved it!

 
Reviewer: Jess
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It is really delicious. The cake turned out very well, tasted good and my children loved it. The only thing is I reduced the measurement for the cream cheese because we don't like it too sweet. Overall it is a superb recipe, easy and simple. Thanks for sharing.

 
Reviewer: mike
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very delicious

 
Reviewer: YDavis
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Great recipe! The cake came out moist and delicious! My husband loves carrot cake, made one a few months ago with a different recipe and he didn't like that. But he loves this one! The recipe is a keeper!

 
Reviewer: Mechelle
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This recipe allowed the cake to simply melt in your mouth! Especially with 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise for added moisture and soft texture. It was a true crowd pleaser and made this Father's Day extra Special. Thanks Diana!

 
Reviewer: Josie
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It was the best thing i've ever tasted with carrots!!! Truly delicious.

 
Reviewer: Hui
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Its so simply and so delicious.Thank you

 
Reviewer: Chris
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This cake is fantastic! I couldn't believe I actually made a carrot cake this easily. I don't need another recipe, I'm sticking with this one. :)

 
Reviewer: brenda
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I have made many carrot cakes and this is by far the best. I made it for my boyfriends birthday and everyone loved it. There wasn't any left! It was really good thanks.

 
Reviewer: vicki
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Easy recipe to follow turned out very moist and delicious.

 
Reviewer: Tan
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nice

 
Reviewer: nan
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very nice

 
Reviewer: Aleece
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I will sure be using this recipe for years to come, it's so good I don't want to share it, and very easy to make. Mmmm Good

 
Reviewer: railgun blaster
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i loooooove it(like real) it's nice, but i can't find the flour

 
Reviewer: not known
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There's so much carrot. Diana, can you please tell me if 2 cups of carrot is enough?

 
Reviewer: Shannon
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I have made this recipie many times for my team at work. I have gotten many compliments. Thank you for this recipie! This is the best carrot cake recipie I have ever found.

 
Reviewer: anazue
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Hi Diana..Can I use this recipe for cup cakes?

 
Reviewer: Fern
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wow this is super delicious! thank you diana!

 
Reviewer: Ruzikeks
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i have tried 2 different recipes before yours. You have the best carrot cake I have made so far! kudos!

 
Reviewer: Cindy
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Absolutely delicious! It was everything I was looking for - easy, moist, and flavourful. I added a cup of raisins and reduced the amount of cinnamon to 1 tsp. This recipe is a keeper :)

 
Reviewer: Stav
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This cake is AMAZING! I loved it so much!!! I added some orange juice and Orange zest to the Frosting and it made it even better. Thank you so much for this great recipe. Stav from Israel.

 
Reviewer: Cynthia
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Tried it... It was just amazing

 
Reviewer: Rusha
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FANTASTIC .... The perfect recipe;simple,moist and delicious.

 

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