Favorite Carrot Cake

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 1,495


1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
2 (4 1/2-ounce) jars baby food carrots
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 stick butter, softened
1 (1-pound) box confectioners' sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons lemon juice


Preheat oven to 350°. In mixer bowl, beat sugars and oil together. Add eggs, carrots, and vanilla, beating until smooth. Add flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nuts, beating well. Pour into a greased springform pan with 4-inch sides. Bake 1 hour. Cool 10 minutes and release cake from springform. Frost by cutting cake into 2 layers.

Beat cream cheese and butter together until fluffy. Gradually add sugar until thoroughly blended. Add vanilla and lemon juice. If needed, add drops of milk to frosting until of spreading consistency. Makes enough frosting for filling, top, and sides of cake.

Fun Fact: Pocahontas' life has formed the basis of many legends. Because she never learned to write, the thoughts, feelings, and motives of the historical Pocahontas remain largely unknown. Her story became the source of much romantic myth-making in the centuries following her death. The Walt Disney Company's 1995 animated feature Pocahontas presents a highly-romanticized and fictional view of a love affair between Pocahontas and John Smith, in which Pocahontas teaches Smith the value of respect for nature. However, the records of the Jamestown, Virginia, indicate that Pocahontas had only a friendship with Captain John Smith (having saved his life more than once), and actually married John Rolfe. The marriage helped to establish peaceful relations between the Indians and the English, and therefore played a significant role in American history.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 1,495
Calories from Fat: 647

This Favorite Carrot Cake recipe is from the Best of the Best from the East Coast Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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