Diane's Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese/ Rum Icing

Recipe by Oolala
READY IN: 1hr 30mins




  • To make the cake, preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a sifter place together the flour, baking soda, salt and spices.
  • In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  • Add 2 unbeaten eggs to the creamed butter and sugar and mix.
  • Add the orange peel and carrots to the cream mix.
  • Now sift the ingredients in the sifter into the cream mix and fold it inches.
  • Mix in nuts and raisins if desired.
  • If you need to add some liquid to the mixture, use some water or milk, about 1/4 cup.
  • Grease a 9" loaf pan and place waxed paper on the bottom and bake for 40 minutes uncovered and another 30 minutes with foil on top.
  • Test doneness with toothpick to see if it comes out clean when inserted in the middle of the cake. It may need more time.
  • While the cake is baking, make the icing by blending all the icing ingredients in a bowl.
  • Ice the cake after it cools on a wire rack.