Killer Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Icing

"My fiance loves carrot cake so I decided to make him one for his birthday. I found the base recipe for this in a Garden Club cookbook and tweaked a few things to my liking. The best part about this cake is that it actually got MOISTER the longer it sat! Enjoy!"
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, egg sub, canola oil, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, 2 tsp vanilla, unbleached flour, carrots and walnuts and raisins (if using). Mix well.
  • Pour into a 13x9x3 baking dish and bake 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Side note: I have not tried this as a layer cake so the cooking times in the round pans may vary!
  • While the cake is baking, make the icing.
  • Start by combining the softened cream cheese and margarine. Mix until well blended.
  • Add the powdered sugar and 2 tsp vanilla and mix until combined.
  • Allow the cake to cool thoroughly before icing.

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