Chasing Cheerios

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Guhguh's Famous Carrot Cake

My mom (with help from O) made a delicious carrot cake for E's 1st birthday party. After my mom decorated it with white icing, I put pictures from the different phases of E's first year around the edge of the cake with a #1 candle in the middle. O decorated the cake with blue icing and candy. We were pleased with the end result, and next year we'll let E help us decorate her cake.

Since my mom is locally famous for this delicious carrot cake, I thought I would share the recipe.

3 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups Canola oil
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup plain flour
3 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
6 tsp cinnamon
6 eggs
5 cups shredded carrots

Preheat oven to 350. Add sugar and canola oil together in a large mixing bowl. Add dry ingredients one at a time. Mix well by hand. Beat eggs with a whisk in a separate bowl adn add them to the mixture. Gently mix in the carrots. Divide the mixture into 3 9 inch layer pans, which have been sparayed heavily with BAker's Joy nonstick spray. Put in the oven and bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Let the layers cool on cooling racks for 10 minutes. Gently remove from pans. Let layers cool a little more before icing.


1 large package low fat cream cheese (8 ounces)
1 stick of butter
1 box confectioner's sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts



  1. oo what a great birthday cake! I bet the kids will love looking back at these cakes :-)

  2. Do you put icing between the layers? I don't have 3 round cake pans, can I use a rectangular pan?

  3. do you happen to know how much confectioners sugar in the icing? I don't have it in a box, I have a bulk container in my pantry :)