carrot cake

Carrot Cake Recipe

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes


  • 2 c. flour
  • 2 1/2 c. sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 c. grated carrots
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 c. oil
  • 1 c. crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 c. chopped nuts
  • 1 c. chopped dates
  • 1 pkg. cream cheese
  • 3/4 stick margarine
  • 1 tbsp. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • Dash of salt


Sift flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon together.

Add eggs, oil and vanilla.

Mix well. (This will be thick.)

Add remaining ingredients.

Pour into greased pan and bake 1 hour at 325 degrees.


Blend together, gradually adding 2 1/2 to 3 cups powdered sugar.

This is a single recipe for frosting.

You may want to double it.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 561Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 397mgCarbohydrates: 75gFiber: 3gSugar: 54gProtein: 7g
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