Carrot Cake

Source: Betty Crocker’s New Cookbook, ISBN: 0-02-860395-8
Carrot Cake
Carrot Cake

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

65

minutes

SERVINGS

16

servings

PREP TIME

20

minutes

TOTAL TIME

65

minutes

SERVINGS

16

servings

Ingredients

  • Cake

  • 1 1/2

    cups sugar

  • 1

    cup vegetable oil

  • 3

    large eggs

  • 2

    cups all-purpose flour*

  • 1 1/2

    teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1

    teaspoon baking soda

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla

  • 1/2

    teaspoon salt

  • 1/4

    teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 3

    cups shredded carrots (5 medium)**

  • 1

    cup coarsely chopped nuts

  • Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1

    package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened

  • 1/4

    cup stick margarine or butter, softened*

  • 2

    teaspoons milk

  • 1

    teaspoon vanilla

  • 4

    cups powdered sugar

Directions

Cake: 1. Heat oven to 350°. Grease bottom and sides of rectangular pan, 13 x 9 x 2 inches, or 2 round plans, 8 x 1 ½ or 9 x 1 ½ inches, with shortening; lightly flour. 2. Mix sugar, oil and eggs in large bowl until blended; beat 1 minute. Stir in remaining ingredients except carrots, nuts and Cream Cheese Frosting; beat 1 minute. Stir in carrots and nuts. Pour into pan. 3. Bake rectangle 40 to 45 minutes, rounds 30 to 35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack. 4. Frost rectangle or fill and frost layers with Cream Cheese Frosting. *If using self-rising flour, omit baking soda and salt. **ZUCCHINI CAKE: Substitute zucchini for the carrots. Frosting: 1. Cream cream cheese, margarine, milk and vanilla in medium bowl with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. 2. Gradually beat in powdered sugar on low speed, 1 cup at a time, until smooth and spreadable. Frosts one 13 x 9-inch cake generously, or fills and frosts one 8- or 9-inch two-layer cake. Refrigerate any remaining frosting. *Vegetable oil spreads not recommended. CHOCOLATE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING: Add 2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate, melted and cooled, with the margarine.

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