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Monday, February 22, 2021

Auntie Kathy's Carrot Cake

This recipe was given to me by my aunt over a decade ago.  She declared it was the best carrot cake, and she was right.

Auntie Kathy's Carrot Cake

     2 c flour
     1 tsp salt
     1 tsp baking soda
     2 tsp cinnamon
     2 c sugar
     1 c oil
     4 eggs
     8 oz carrots, grated (about 2 cups. . .may use up to 4 cups)
     1 can (8 oz) crushed pineapple

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 9 x 13" pan.  In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.  Add remaining ingredients.  Mix well.  Pour into prepared pan and bake 40 minutes.  Cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting

     1/2 c butter, softened
     8 oz cream cheese
     2 c powdered sugar, sifted
     2 tsp vanilla or 1 tbsp orange juice

Beat butter and cream cheese.  Add powdered sugar and vanilla or orange juice.  Beat until smooth.  Frost top of cake.  
If you prefer to remove cake from pan and frost top and sides, increase amount of powdered sugar to 3 1/2 cups.

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