Updated: May 30, 2020
Easter is always a very special time for our family. Not only are little ones happy for an early morning surprise visit from the bunny, but we all plan on a trip to church to rejoice in the true meaning of the holiday. Afterwards we have a beautiful meal that my mother usually makes and all of our extended family comes to dinner and dessert. It just so happens that this year will be a little different. Considering the events of this year, we are all separated in other states and my sisters and I are especially missing family and our mother’s cooking this year. So when my mom sent me this recipe this week, I knew she was sending me a little bit of her love along with it. Our family history with carrot cake goes back to when I was just a girl. I don’t know exactly where Mom got the recipe, but It was always a part of our Easter dinner. A favorite of mine, I always saved a little room from dinner and candy for a piece of this delicious cake. Maybe it was mom’s way of trying to get a few veggies in us among the sweets, or maybe she just thought it was fitting considering it was full of carrots…the Easter Bunny’s favorite food. Whatever her reason for making it, we all loved it! So this year, even though we may be far apart, we will all enjoy our piece of carrot cake and be thinking of each other. I hope you enjoy a piece too!
•2 cups Flour
•2 teaspoons Baking Powder
•1 teaspoon Baking Soda
•1 teaspoon Salt
•2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
•2 cups Sugar
•1 teaspoons Vanilla
•1-1/2 cups oil
•2 cups grated Carrots
•2 cups Crushed Pineapple (one 20 ounce can)
•4 ounces unsalted butter, softened
•4 ounces cream cheese, softened
•2 cups powdered sugar
•1 teaspoon vanilla extract
•Preheat oven to 350 degrees
•In a medium bowl, Combine Flour, Baking Soda and Powder, salt, sugar and Cinnamon. Set aside.
•Add eggs and Oil to mixing bowl and beat until mixed well.
•Slowly add the dry ingredients to the eggs and oil and mix well.
•Add the Carrots and Pineapples and mix well.
•Grease and flour one 9x 11. Pour batter into the pan and bake in a 350 degree oven on the middle rack for 1 hour or until a test pick comes out clean.
•For the Icing Cream Room Butter and Cream Cheese together
•With mixer on low speed, add powdered sugar and vanilla
•Mix until all ingredients are creamed together.
•When cake is cooled place icing on cake and spread evenly.