We celebrated my father-in-law’s 92nd birthday over the weekend, and this cake was a hit as usual. I’m reposting this at the request of two of my nieces.
If it’s true that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach then this carrot cake might be the main reason John and I have been married for 32 years. I made it for his birthday on March Fourth, a few weeks after we met. And I’ve made it for his birthday every year since!
It’s pretty easy and very delicious! – and it freezes well even with the icing. (If there is any left!)
Preheat oven to 325°
Grease and flour two 8” round pans, and cut a circle of wax paper to fit on the bottom of each pan.
¾ cup canola oil
1 cup sugar
1 ½ cups flour
1 ½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt
2 cups shredded carrots
1 cup chopped walnuts or almonds
½ cup raisins (optional)
Beat eggs, oil and…
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