Gigi’s Carrot Cake

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 t baking soda
  • 3 t cinnamon
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 vegetable oil
  • 2 junior size (7 1/2 oz) baby food carrots
  • 1/2 cup maraschino¬†cherries
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  • In a bowl, sift flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, beat eggs, and sugar and then stir in oil and carrots – mix well. Add cherries and walnuts.
  • Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir until dry ingredients are moistened (do not overmix!)
  • Pour into greased and floured 10-inch tube pan and bake for 60-70 minutes.

Cream Cheese Icing

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened SAVE $
  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups powdered sugar, plus more as needed

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat softened butter and cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed 2 to 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally, until smooth and creamy.
  • Stir in vanilla, then stir in powdered sugar. Add more powdered sugar as needed until frosting is a thick spreadable consistency.

 

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