Tuesday, March 26, 2013

#2718 - Date Carrot Cake

(by Aunt Faye [Herman] Minier)

2 cups flour
1 TBSP baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups canola oil
1 cup Domino's dark brown sugar (packed)
4 eggs
2 cups grated carrots
1 cup finely chopped dates
1/2 cup chopped walnuts OR chopped pecans
1 tsp. vanilla
Frosting: 1 - 8oz. Philadelphia cream cheese (softened); 1/4 cup softened butter; 1 tsp. vanilla; 2 cups Domino's powdered sugar

In a mixer add brown sugar and eggs--beat. Add canola oil--beat. Add baking powder, cinnamon, salt and vanilla--beat. Add chopped nuts--beat. Add chopped dates and grated carrots--beat. Slowly add flour--beat. Pour batter into a greased 9 x 13 cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes--test with a toothpick for doneness. Cool completely. Frosting: in a mixer add cream cheese--beat. Add softened butter--beat. Add vanilla--beat. Slowly add powdered sugar--beat until creamy. Frost the cooled cake.

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