Sunday, February 3, 2013

two layer carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.

This past weekend was Brian's birthday and carrot cake is his absolute favorite. This is my mother-in-law's recipe and it never fails to please. 


  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 2 tsp of heaping cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of vegetable oil
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups of finely grated carrots
  • 1 cup of chopped walnuts

  • 1 package of cream cheese
  • 1 stick of softened, real butter
  • 2 tsp of vanilla
  • 1 box of confectioners sugar
  • 1 cup of chopped pecans

For the cake...

  • Combine oil and sugar. Mix well.
  • Add eggs one at a time and beat well.   
  • Gradually add dry ingredients and mix well.
  • Add carrots and mix.
  • Stir in nuts.
  • Pour batter in 2 greased and floured nine inch (round or square) pans. 
For the frosting...

  1. Beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla. 
  2. Gradually add confectioners sugar. 

Frost each layer of cake when it is completely cooled. Easy peasy! 

(if you happen to be making this cake for a boy who loves lego blocks, light up the cake with some lego candles! yes, my hubby is 28 and loves legos.) 


  1. I'm always looking for a good cake recipe and this looks delicious!


  2. this looks great!
    im gonna try it
    hahah i still find it so weird to see carrots go in a cake mix!


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