My mom's favorite cake has always been carrot cake. This is her mother's recipe. I make it every year for my mom's birthday. I have also tried the recipe as cupcakes and they turned out just as good.
The people that eat this tell me that they don't like carrot cake, but love this one. It's moist and tasty! You can't even taste the carrots in it.
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups cooking oil
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking soda
3 cups grated carrots (about 4 large carrots)
4 large eggs
Mix dry ingredients. Add oil and mix well. Add eggs one a time, mixing well after each addition. Add carrots. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until toothpick tests dry.
Cream Cheese Frosting
1 lb. powdered sugar
1 stick margarine (soft)
2 tsp. vanilla
1 8 ox package of cream cheese, softened
pinch of salt (takes away the powdery taste)
Mix together. Frost center and sides of the cake. Ad chopped nuts and coconut to icing for cake top, if desired.