Dave & Elaine, Friends from a near by town planted several long rows of carrots. We drove over to help dig them & came home with several five gallon buckets of these plump orange veggies.
I decided to make carrot cake. One of my favorite desserts.
Spicy Carrot Cake
1/3 cup boiling water
2 cups shredded carrots
2 cups flour
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts
Pour boiling water on carrots in large mixer bowl.
Heat oven to 350; Grease & flour 13x9 pan.
Beat carrots & remaining ingredients on low speed, scraping bowl 1 minute.
Beat on medium speed 2 minutes.
Pour into pan.
Bake until wooden pick comes out clean, 45- 50 minutes. Cool.
Cream Cheese Frosting
8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1- pound package powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
Mix together until smooth. Frost cooled cake & serve.
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