I like a simple carrot cake. One that lets the carrots shine in all their glory. Yes, I like other flavors that are sometimes added in such as pineapple and coconut, but the only additional ingredient that I may add in is walnuts.
because it has been used sooooo much...
the one gifted to me from my Mom...
many moons ago, when I moved out on my own.
This carrot cake is easy enough to make 'just because'...sometimes you just want cake!
Add some walnuts and it becomes special enough for an 'occasion'...you need a cake!
And, because it has carrots, it is healthy(ish), right? smile
2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 cups shredded carrot
1 cup cooking oil
In a bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon.
Add carrot, oil, and eggs. Beat with electric mixer until combined.
Pour into two greased and floured round baking pans.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 to 35 minutes or until tooth pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool before icing.
Cream cheese frosting is delicious on this carrot cake. Click HERE to get the easy recipe.