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The Ladybugs' Recipes

Carrot Cake

From:  KaCee

Ingredients:

Cake:
3 c
2 c
2 c
2 tsp
1 tsp
1/2 tsp
1 tsp
4
1 1/2 c
1 1/4 tsp
1 can
3/4 c
grated carrots
all-purpose flour
white sugar
baking soda
baking powder
salt
ground cinnamon
eggs
vegetable oil
vanilla extract
(8 oz ) crushed pineapple with juice
chopped walnuts
Icing:

3 1/2 c
8 oz
1/2 c
1 1/4 tsp
1 c
confectioners' sugar 
Neufchatel cheese
butter, softened
vanilla extract
chopped walnuts
Procedure:

Cake:
1.  Preheat oven to 350 F.
2.  Grease and flour a 9" x 13" pan.
3.  In a large bowl, combine grated carrots, flour, white sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
4.  Stir in eggs, oil, vanilla, pineapple and chopped pecans.
5.  Spoon batter into prepared pan.
6.  Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
7.  Allow to cool.

Icing:
1.  In a medium bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, Neufchatel cheese, butter and vanilla.
2.  Beat until smooth.
3.  Stir in chopped pecans.
4.  Spread on cooled cake.

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