Carrot Cake from Marci Steffes
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups of VEGETABLE oil (not canola, not corn oil)
4 large eggs ( I think they mix better when they are taken out before using them to take the chill off)
2 cups of flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
2 cups of grated carrots (I used the carrots that are already grated, if they are a little dry you can soak them in warm water until you are ready to add them to the cake mix, make sure to drain well)
Preheat oven to 350.
Directions: (It is imperative that you follow theses directions EXACTLY as they are written)
Mix sugar and oil together. Mix really really well. Add eggs, 1 AT A TIME, until each egg is mix well. Mix together in a bowl the flour, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon. Add to the sugar and egg mixture. Mix well. Add carrots and mix. Grease and flour a rectangular cake pan. Bake at 350 Depending on your oven cake should be done in 45 -50 minutes. Check center until cake tester, toothpick or paring knife comes out clean.
Cream sugar frosting:
1 package cream cheese (room temperature)
1 stick of butter (room temperature) (not margarine) 1lb box of powdered sugar (or 2 cups)
1 tsp vanilla
Mix cream cheese, butter, and vanilla. Add powdered sugar mix well.