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Daddy's Favorite Carrot Cake

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“This is a family favorite around our house. So simple and so yummy. I use the Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe (#6536) from riffraff to frost it with. Yummy!”
1 8x12 inch cake

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. In a separate bowl, beat eggs, sugar and oil.
  2. With mixer running on low speed, slowly add the flour mixture.
  3. Blend in vanilla, carrot, raisins (if adding) and pecans.
  4. Pour batter into a well greased 8 x 12 inch pan.
  5. Bake in 325°F oven for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  6. When cake is cool, spread with cream cheese icing. When cake is frosted, sprinkle a small handful of pecans on top of cake.
  7. Note: Chopped peanuts or walnuts may be substituted for pecans.
  8. Note: I double this recipe and use a 13x9 pan.
  9. Note: Prep time does not include shredding the carrots.

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