Cinnamony Carrot Cake

Sunday, June 13, 2010

A decadent and easy carrot cake!  Take it a step further and add dried fruit and nuts to kick it up a notch further!  So yummy.

Submitted by:  Amber Morgan

Preheat oven to:  350 degrees                             Cook time:  35-40 minutes

     -  1 (18.25 oz) package yellow cake mix
     -  1 1/4 c. water
     -  1/2 c (1 stick) butter melted, cooled
     -  3 eggs
     -  2 c. shredded carrots
     -  2 tsp. ground cinnamon
     -  4 c. powdered sugar
     -  1/2 c. (1 stick) butter softened
     -  1/3 c. sour cream
     -  3/4 tsp. vanilla

1)  Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine all cake ingredients except the carrots and cinnamon, in a large bowl.  Beat as directed on the cake mix package.  Then, stir in the carrots and cinnamon.
2)  Pour batter into greased 13"x9" baking pan.  Bake for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool completely.
3)  Combine all the frosting ingredients in a large bowl.  Beat at a medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy.  Spread cooled cake with frosting.


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