GRANDMA’S FAMOUS CARROT CAKE

This easy-to-prepare carrot cake recipe includes a sweet, savory and moist dessert with a refreshing soft cream cheese frosting that everyone will enjoy.

 

The Grandma Carrot Cake recipe is easy

The classic combination of sweet carrot cake with cream cheese flavor is a tried-and-true recipe that our family has been indulging in for years.

 

While cream cheese is delicious, our kids prefer it without it. If we’re really feeling fancy, we simply sprinkle some powdered sugar on top of it.

 

Top view of a carrot cake in a rectangular glass plate with white frosting. The carrot cake was cut into 20 serving size squares.

 

Kids love this (healthy) baked treat for an afternoon snack. And we love to indulge you in a bite with a fresh cup of coffee or a delicious afternoon tea.

 

Carrot cake recipes

For additional flavor options, consider adding raisins or chopped walnuts to the carrot cake mixture before baking

 

* Ingredients:

 

° 3 cups grated carrots

° 2 cups all-purpose flour

° 2 cups white sugar

° 2 teaspoons of baking soda

° 1 teaspoon baking powder

° Half a teaspoon of salt

° 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

° 4 eggs

° cup vegetable oil

° 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

° 1 (8 ounce) can of crushed pineapple with juice

° cup chopped pecans

° 3 and a half cups of sugar

° 1 package (8 ounces) Neofchatel cheese

° Half a cup of soft butter

° 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

° 1 cup chopped pecans


* Directions :

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 9-inch skillet with flour and brush with flour.

 

In a large bowl, combine grated carrots, flour, white sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Add eggs, oil, 1 teaspoon of vanilla, pineapple, and 3/4 cup chopped pecans, stirring. Pour the mixture into a prepared pan.

 

Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean in the center of the cake. Let it cool down.

 

+ To make frosting:

 

In a medium bowl, combine confectioners’ sugar, Neofchatel cheese, 1/2 cup of butter or margarine, and 1 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla. Whisk until smooth, then stir in 1 cup chopped pecans. Spread on a chilled cake.

 

Enjoy !

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