Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Carrot Cake and Tea, Yummmm!

Do you ever see gorgeous photos of cakes so perfectly illustrated?
Several times recently I have tried to make a cake like I saw in those beautiful photos.
This one I am calling my "perfectly imperfect" cake.
It tilted to one side.  The icing didn't go on so perfectly either.
It was the best tasting carrot cake I have had in a long time.
So here it is my perfect carrot cake recipe for you.

Carrot Cake
Combine:
4 beaten eggs
1 1/2 cups cooking oil
Sift and Add:
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
Add: 
4 cups grated carrots
1 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease and flour 1 round cake pans.
Bake about 30-45 minutes until done.
Frost with cream cheese frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting:
1 cube softened butter
1 8 ounce package cream cheese 
1 box powder sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts to decorate

This morning I enjoyed a slice with my Earl Grey tea,
which I must say was a lovely combination.
Delicious!

7 comments:

Rosemary said...

Delicious! That's almost the same recipe as the one I use - although I add raisins along with the walnuts. Extra moist and yummy!

Bernideen said...

Now that is beautiful! Job well done!

Ginger said...

Yum! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Mary said...

My favorite cake ever - but only when home made - your home or mine sound good!

I have carrots and walnuts on hand - perhaps I'll find time to whip one up later this week - and even tilted it will be delicious like your version I'm sure Marilyn!

Elizabeth said...

Looks gorgeous!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Funny, I look at YOUR pic and think "my word, that's so awesome, what a great foodie pic!"

I guess it's all relative.

Thanks for sharing your recipe - I LOVE carrot cake and cream cheese frosting but haven't made one in ages. I need to do that soon - mouth watering yummy looking.

Angela McRae said...

Oh, I actually *do* think it looks perfect! I've been seeing lots of photos of cakes with that sheer, barely-there layer of icing, and I just *know* I'd manage to clunk it up. Yours is gorgeous!