Sara Lee's-style Carrot Square Cake

  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 ts Vanilla
  • 6 oz Oil
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1 1/2 ts Baking powder
  • 2 ts Cinnamon
  • 1 c Sugar
  • 1 1/4 c All-purpose flour
  • 1 c Carrots; grate fine
  • 1 c Walnuts; well-chopped
  • 1/2 c Light raisins; optional
  • Cream cheese icing
  • 6 oz Cream cheese; softened
  • 1/4 lb Butter
  • 1 lb Powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 ts Orange extract
  • 1 ts Spice island orange peel
  • 1 tb Light corn syrup or pancake
  • 1 tb Cornstarch or flour

Combine first 8 ingredients with electric mixer on medium-high. Beat 3 minutes scraping down sides of bowl often. Remove beaters. Stir in last 3 ingredients. Grease and flour 9" square pan. Spread batter evenly in pan. Bake at 325~ about 50 minutes. Cool in pan about 30 minutes. Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting and sprinkle with additional walnuts.

ICING-Cream the cream cheese with the butter until light and fluffy, using med-high spped of electric mixer. Add half of the sugar, increasing speed to high. Add extract and peel and beat about 1 minute. Scrape down sides of bowl often. Resume beating adding remaining powdered sugar. Beat smooth. Frost sides and top of cake.

Serves: 6

Source: Gloria Pitzer's Eating Out At Home Cookbook

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Carrot Cake

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