Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing (3 Layers)

Three Layer Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

Vicki Adrian
Buhler, Kansas

2 1/4 c. flour
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ginger
1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. buttermilk
3/4 c. vegetable oil
4 eggs
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 lb. carrots, finely shredded
8 oz. crushed pineapple
1 c. chopped nuts
1 c. coconut
1/2 c. raisins

Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and ginger in a medium bowl; set aside. Combine sugar, brown sugar, buttemilk, vegetable oil, eggs and vanilla in a large bow. Add flour mixture and remaining ingredients. Stir just until blended. Grease 3 – 8 to 9 inch round cake pans. Divide batter evenly between prepared pans.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 -40 minutes or until lightly browned and firm to the touch.  Cool for 10 minutes in pan, then remove pans and let cool completely on wire racks.  Prepare icing as directed. Frost. Cover and refrigerate cake.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

1/2 c. butter, softened
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 lb. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Combine butter and cream cheese in bowl. Add sugar and vanilla.  Beat until very light and fluffy.  Frost cooled cake layers.  Garnish with additional chopped nuts if desired.  Delicious!!!!!

Note: This recipe was given to me by Linda Stubbs of Sterling, Kansas at least 25 years ago!  It has become a family favorite.  The buttermilk just adds great texture and flavor.  Thanks for sharing Linda!

ADRIANS “A Unique Boutique”
Downtown Buhler, Kansas

Featured in our “Between Friends” Cookbook.
Many more recipes on our Blog… (no “www’)

2 responses

1 04 2011

Thank you for posting this recipe! I have a very old catalogue of sorts from Linda that featured a few recipes and they have become my family’s favorites. I’m always happy to have another of her recipes!

2 04 2011
Vicki Adrian

Hi Nancy…Linda is a very talented woman and we really consider it a privilege that she was willing to share some of her recipes for our cookbook. Thank you so much for reading our blog…this is a new adventure for me, but I am having fun with it! Vicki

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