Aunt Michèle’s Carrot Cake
INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 1h15
  • 1 ¼ cups oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 cups grated carrots (250 g)
  • Frosting:
  • 1 stick margarine (113 g)
  • 1 cup sugar (226 g)
  • 8 oz cream cheese (226 g)
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or almonds (125 g)
DIRECTIONS
  1. Preheat oven 355°F (180°C)
  2. Blend the oil and sugar
  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time
  4. Sift in the dry ingredients
  5. Mix in the carrots
  6. Pour into a greased and floured 13 x 10 in (33 x 25 cm) pan
  7. Bake for 1h15
  8. To make the frosting:
  9. Cream the margarine, sugar and cream cheese.
  10. Add the vanilla and pecans
RECIPE BACKSTORY
My dad's sisters have been living in the US 50 years now. Last time we visited them (some 17 years ago), my aunt Michèle gave us her carrot cake recipe.