Best Carrot Cake

Best Carrot Cake

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  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 35 min
  • Total: 50 min
  • Serving: 10-15 servings

Delicious carrot cake with a creamy cream cheese icing.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups oil
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 3 cups shredded carrots
  • Cream Cheese Icing:
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 stick margarine, softened
  • 1 (1 pound) box confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Chopped nuts (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 9x13-inch baking pan.
  2. Sift together the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Stir in the oil and eggs. Fold in the carrots. Stir until well mixed.
  3. Pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Allow to cool.
  4. To make the icing: Beat the cream cheese until smooth.
  5. Combine the margarine and sugar in a separate bowl and mix into the cream cheese. Add in the vanilla and beat until smooth and creamy.
  6. Frost the cake and sprinkle the nuts on top if desired.

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