Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Five Star Carrot Cake...It's THAT Good.

This is my favorite cake so Mike made it for my Mother's Day. It is REALLY good. So good that while eating it, Mike said, "Man, I could live on this stuff." Nuff said.  

Five Star Carrot Cake 

1 1/2 cups sugar (or 1 cup honey) 
1 cup oil (or coconut oil, or 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce and 1/2 cup oil) 
3 eggs 
1 teaspoon vanilla 
2 cups flour (or whole wheat flour) 
1 1/2 Tablespoons cinnamon 
1 teaspoon baking soda 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 
3 cups shredded carrots, packed 
1 cup chopped pecans, optional 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 9x13 inch cake pan. (I use a glass pan.) 
2. Combine first list of ingredients. Beat one minute with electric mixer. 
3. Stir in second list of ingredients. Beat one minute. 
4. Stir in carrots and nuts. 
5. Pour into pan. Bake 35-45 minutes. 

Five Star Cream Cheese Frosting 

1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened 
1/4 cup butter, softened 
2 teaspoons water 
1 teaspoon vanilla 
4 cups powdered sugar 

Mix everything except powdered sugar on low speed until smooth. Gradually mix in powdered sugar. If needed, add a little more water or powdered sugar for desired texture.

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