Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Carrot Cake for Christmas

This is the most wonderful recipe that a friend recently shared with me and I just had to try it. Thought you might be interested in it also. It is so moist. (sorry no pictures)

Carrot Cake

4 Eggs

2 C Sugar

1 ½ C oil

3 C carrots – grated

2 C Self Rising Flour – divided( 1 ¾ & ¼)

2 tsp Cinnamon

½ tsp salt

1 C Pecans – chopped

Preheat oven to 350

Prepare 3 - 9” round baking pans with bake ease product (non-stick spray w/ flour in it)

Beat eggs, sugar and oil at med speed for 1 min.

Sift together 1 ¾ C flour with cinnamon & salt.

Toss carrots in flour mixture and beat 2 minute or until smooth.

Coat pecans in remaining ¼ C flour and fold into batter until well mixed.

Pour into pans and bake for 25 minutes or until done.

Cool in pans for at least 5 – 10 minutes, remove and cont. cooling on rack (spray parchment paper for cooling and lay cakes top up for best icing results)

Cream Cheese Frosting

1-8 oz cream cheese

½ stick butter – softened

2 tsp vanilla

4 C powdered sugar

Beat cream cheese and butter until creamy.

Gradually add in sugar beating until smooth

Mix in vanilla

Spread thin layer between each layer as you stack the cakes.

Ice entire cake with remaining icing.


  1. I just came across your comment on Down To Earth, and couldn't resist paying you a visit. Is Wimberly your family name, or the name of your town? I live in the town of Wimberley (an extra e in ours), in the Texas Hill Country - named after the guy who first settled here and started a mill down on Cypress Creek. Who knows, could be one of your distant relatives!

  2. Wimberly (without the e) is our family name. My husband says that we used to have an e but someone down the line changed it, don't know why.
    We live in West TN, so I am not sure if any relatives are from TX. Sorry I am not much help.
    Thanks for asking.