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My Grandma's Recipe for Carrot Cake & Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups canola or corn oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup nuts optional--I did not use.
  • 1 cup raisins optional

Instructions

  1. Combine oil with sugar.
  2. Add flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.
  3. Beat in eggs, vanilla, carrots, nuts, and raisins.
  4. Bake at 350° in a 9" x 13" greased cake pan for 45 minutes or until done.  (I greased my bundt pan with shortening and then floured it.)  For my bundt pan, it took longer as it was thicker.  It took about an hour.  I timed it for 45 minutes, and then I kept testing it with a toothpick every 5 minutes until it was done.