14-carat cake with vanilla cream cheese frosting

Categories
Cake/cookie
Desserts
Yield
12 servings
MeasureIngredient
2 cups Flour
2 teaspoons Baking powder
1½ teaspoon Baking soda
1 teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoons Ground cinnamon
Eggs
½ cup Butter or margarine
8 ounces Cream cheese; softened
2 cups Sugar
1½ cup Oil
2 cups Grated raw carrots
8½ ounce Canned crushed pineapple drained
½ cup Chopped nuts
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 pounds Powdered sugar; sifted

FROSTING

Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, salt and cinnamon. Beat eggs and add sugar. Let stand until sugar dissolves, about 10 minutes. Stir in oil, carrots, drained pineapple and nuts. Turn into 3 greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans or 1 (13- x 9-inch) pan and bake at 350F 35 to 40 minutes for layer pans and about 55 minutes for 13- x 9-inch pan, or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool in pans about 10 minutes, then turn onto wire racks to cool completely.

To make frosting, combine butter, cream cheese and vanilla in large bowl and beat until well blended. Add powdered sugar gradually, beating vigorously. If too thick, thin with milk to spreading consistency. Frost between layers, top and sides of layer cake. Frost top and sides of sheet cake.

(C) 1992 The Los Angeles Times

Submitted By BARRY WEINSTEIN On 03-28-95

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