Kid-friendly Carrot Cake

 

If your kids are like mine…they don’t enjoy a carrot cake packed full of “optional” ingredients like pineapple, raisins, etc. To turn the “I’ll pass” into “Can I have seconds”, I altered an old family recipe into the following kid friendly creation. I removed the raisins and pineapple, and added ground mace (more mellow than nutmeg) and some vanilla.

What you will need

1 1/3 cups oil

2 cups Granulated Sugar

4 Eggs

2 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour

2 teaspoons Baking Powder

2 teaspoons Baking Soda

2 teaspoons Cinnamon

1 teaspoon Salt

1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1/2 teaspoon Ground Mace

3 cups Grated Raw Carrots

1/2 cup Chopped Nuts

8 tablespoons Butter (softened)

12 ounces Cream Cheese (softened)

5 cups Powdered Sugar

2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract

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