What makes this extra special you ask. Grated carrots by hand, work better than using the blade in your food processor. Bob suggests that you use parchment paper in the cake pan to keep the carrot cake from sticking. The extra sugar in the carrots, can keep the carrot cake from releasing. (may stick in cake pan)
1 1/2 cups Vegetable oil
2 cups Sugar
2 cups Flour
1 tsp Salt
2 tsp Baking soda
2 tsp Cinnamon
3 cups Grated carrots
2 tsp Vanilla
Extra Special Frosting1 package (8 ounces) Cream cheese, room temperature
4 Tablespoons (1/2 stick) Butter, room temperature
3 cups Confectioners' sugar
2 tsp Vanilla
After cooling, ice carrot cake with Cream Cheese Frosting.
Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 50 to
Pan Type ~ 9 X 13 inch cake pan
Beat the eggs, add oil gradually, then add
sugar. This extra special mixture should be very frothy.
Mix together the flour, salt, soda and cinnamon, combine with first mixture. Grate carrots either by hand or with the food processor, (make sure to drain the liquid from the carrots). (Grated carrots work better with a hand grater, instead of using the blade with your food processor.)
Stir in carrots and vanilla.
When using greased pans, place a piece of parchment paper in it after it has been floured - this tip helps to keep the carrot cake from sticking - (some carrots have too much natural sugar and can cause cake to be stickier and not release from pan easily.)
Bake extra special carrot cake.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!