Awesome Carrot Cake w/ Cream Cheese Frosting…A Sweet Treat From Sweet Basil

Awesome Carrot Cake



3 c. grated carrots

2 c. white sugar

2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

2 c. all-purpose flour

4 eggs

1 1/2 c. vegetable oil

1 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

1 (8 oz.) can crushed pineapple w/ juice


3 1/2 c. confectioners sugar

1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened

1/2 c.butter, softened

1 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9x 13 in. pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine grated carrots and the next 6 ingredients (dry).
  3. Stir in eggs, oil, vanilla and pineapple.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 30-40 min. Cool cake.
  6. Frosting- In medium bowl combine confectioners sugar, cream cheese, butter and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Spread onto cooled cake.


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Recipe courtesy of Gayla Kremer, inspired by Mrs. Dorothy Jane Matthews. Photo courtesy of Betty Crocker.Recipe posted by Tisha Johnson Matthews, of Sweet Basil Farm & Gardens. Special thanks to J. David Matthews, of Barnesville, Georgia for support and patience with all that I try and test.














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