Kitchen Wednesday – My Husbands Favourite Carrot Cake

This is a fairly simple easy carrot cake recipe that I was given a number of years ago which I have made some alterations too to make it a little healthier and to cut out the amount of oil and sugar.  Hope you enjoy.

Ingredients:
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
3 cups shredded carrots
1 cup apple sauce
4 eggs

Preheat oven to 325oF.  Grease a 13x9x2 pan.  In mixer combine first 6 ingredients until mixed.  Add carrots, apple sauce and eggs.  Mix until combined.  Beat for 2 minutes.  Pour into pan.  Bake for 40 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.  Let cool then top with cream cheese icing.

Optional:  you can add raisins or walnuts to the batter before cooking as well.

Cream Cheese Icing
1-3oz pkg of light cream cheese
1/4 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups sifted icing sugar

In a mixer beat together cream cheese, butter and vanilla until light and fluffy.  Gradually add icing sugar, beating until smooth.

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