Saturday, August 4, 2007

Carrot Cake...Yum!

Lately I have been in the mood to cook! This is a good thing. One of my goals for the year is to become a better cook. I have been trying new recipes, and really have been enjoying my time in the kitchen. A few weeks ago I tried a new carrot cake recipe. I have never made a homemade carrot cake before this. This recipe is really easy, and ohh, so good.

Best Carrot Cake
4 eggs beaten
2 c. sugar
1 1/2 c. oil
3 c. packed grated carrots
2 tsp. soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
2 1/4 c. flour
1 c. chopped pecans if desired
Add oil to eggs; add sugar and beat until fluffy. Add carrots and blend. Sift flour with spices; mix into batter. Bake in a 9x13-inch greased, and floured pan at
350 for 40-45 minutes

Cream cheese frosting:
8 oz. cream cheese
2 T. orange juice concentrate
3 c. powdered sugar
1 T. orange rind
Mix until the right consistency to spread. Spread on cooled cake, and refrigerate.

Do you have any recipes that you have tried lately that you want to share? I am always looking for something new to make! :)


Anonymous Stacie said...

Sounds yummy! I will have to try this. I've never made carrot cake before either.
I am trying new recipes all the time. This morning I made whole wheat crepes that were really good for being whole wheat. I love crepes, but wanted something healthier...
I get mostly all my recipes from You can rate/review the recipe so you know how good they are since they've been tried and tested! I love it.

August 4, 2007 at 1:40 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Oh yum! I need to write that down! I love a good carrot cake! The new MC cookbook is supposed to come out soon -- I put some awesome recipes in there. :)

August 4, 2007 at 1:54 PM  
Blogger Kara said...

I have been saying I want to be a better cook ever since I got married.....12 yeas ago!!! Maybe someday. Anyway, I can't believe Ashley is your cousin! I'll have to ask her about that. She is my SIL! She is married to my husbands brother! Small world. We really do need to get together. Sorry, I kinda dropped off the face of the earth there for a while!

August 4, 2007 at 2:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That does sound good. I love to try new recipies. As long as I can afford the ingretiants, I enjoy it. :)

August 4, 2007 at 6:09 PM  
Blogger ReminisceHeirlooms said...

Michelle this sounds sooooo yummy! I may have to try it. And whoooo told you how to do your backgrounds on your blog? It is gorgeous and I may have to trade jewelry for your help!! Have a great weekend!

August 4, 2007 at 8:07 PM  
Blogger Lauralee said...

I may have to try that recipe.. that sounds awesome!
have a great weekend!

August 5, 2007 at 8:25 AM  
Blogger donna said...

What yummy recipe.

Love the pictures of your family at the lake. What a fun day :)
Have a wondeful Sunday.

August 5, 2007 at 3:09 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

I am laughing about your mood to cook after seeing your recipes you wanted to try at your house. Remember they are all sweets? j.k. I still want to try your ice cream sandwich recipe!

August 5, 2007 at 8:16 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

We love carrot cake. Im so all over that. Im going to have to make it.

August 5, 2007 at 9:35 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

I've still been thinking about that ice cream sandwich recipe as well...even better in the summer because NO cooking is really involved.

I'm a huge carrot cake fan, but Jim gags at the mention of it. So sad. I made for my grandma one last year that had ginger in it & was topped with candied carrots (Martha Stewart, of course). Jim wasn't there so I went all out & dang it was good!

August 5, 2007 at 10:33 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

i am not brave enough to bake! i like trying new dinner recipes, but baking scares me! I dont know why!

August 6, 2007 at 9:17 AM  
Blogger A Life of A Teenage Drama Queen said...

Yummy!!!! It is so good! :) I love you so much!!!!!

August 6, 2007 at 9:51 AM  
Blogger christina said...

OH FUN! my parents FAVORITE cake is carrot cake--i'll have to make this and bring it to them- THANKS

im a pretty good cook i have to girls always say on bday or mothers day card-mom your the best cooker EVER! too cute!

August 6, 2007 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

I'm loving your is so inviting! I love to cook and bake so that picture looks like heaven to me. The recipe sounds so good. I will have to make it. I have never made a carrot cake and absolutely love it. The frosting sounds to die for. Thanks for sharing!!

August 6, 2007 at 3:00 PM  
Blogger Kari said...

Yes, Homemade Carrot Cake is one of my very favorites. I love homemade cinnamon rolls too!

I think it's so great you're working on becoming a better cook!

I'm always trying to perfect my Bread Making Skills. I have a Half Whole Wheat/Half White Bread Recipe that tastes very good if you're interested I'll email it to you.

August 6, 2007 at 4:04 PM  

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