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What Is for Dessert Tonight? Well, This Traditional Carrot Cake Recipe, Of Course!

Most people love carrot cake – it is easy-to-make, delicious to eat, and delightful to just about everyone who comes in contact with it. And, its popularity has withstood many significant periods of modern history, including World War II. Perfect for any time of the year, this recipe for a traditional carrot cake is bound to make anyone in your family (or friend group) smile! Check it out here:

Ingredients:

Cake

• 4 large eggs
• 1 ¼ cups vegetable oil
• 2 cups white sugar
• 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
• 2 cups all-purpose
• 2 teaspoons baking soda
• 2 teaspoons baking powder
• ½ teaspoon salt
• 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
• 3 cups grated carrots
• 1 cup chopped pecans

Frosting

• ½ cup butter softened
• 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
• 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1 cup chopped pecans

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.

2. In a large bowl, beat together eggs, oil, white sugar, and vanilla extract. Once well combined, mix in flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Stir in grated carrots, and fold in pecans. Once the mixture is complete, pour it into the prepared pan.

3. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto wire rack and allow to cool completely for upwards of 1 hour.

4. To make the frosting, combine butter, cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla extract in a medium bowl. Beat the mixture until it’s smooth and creamy. Stir in the chopped pecans, and frost the cooled cake! Serve and enjoy.

Shake up your household menu – and put your fully equipped kitchen to use – with this easy-to-follow recipe, courtesy of Westmount at Summer Cove Apartments in Houston, Texas.

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