This recipe was given to me by my Mom about 30 years ago and it is a regular in our house. I also use it for Cake orders, Wedding cakes etc. It has never let me down.
For the Cake
- 6 eggs
- 2 cups sugar
- 2⅗ cups cake flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup oil
- 4 cups grated carrots (with juice squeezed out)
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
For the Icing
- ½ tablespoon butter
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 3 tablespoons cream cheese (or plain yoghurt)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
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For icing: Mix all the ingredients together. If it is too runny, add more confectioners' sugar.
I usually make 4 smaling loaf pans with this recipe, but have used it to make a 9 inch sandwich as well.