Friday, February 26, 2021


Yesterday I made a Carrot Walnut Cake
with a  Cream Cheese Icing.  I only had
 a cup of shredded carrots and the recipe 
called for 3 cups - but it still worked.

I shared this recipe here on the blog back in 2009 and it is a nice cake for springtime.

Here are the directions: 

 Combine 6 eggs, 1 cup vegetable oil, 2 cups sugar and mix well.  Add 2 cups of sifted flour, 2 Tsp baking soda and 2 Tsp ground cinnamon, 1/4 cup milk and beat until smooth.  Stir in 3 cups of grated carrots or 1 cup in my case since that was all I had and 1 cup of chopped walnuts.

I used 3 8" cake pans and baked at

350 degrees for 25 minutes.  If you use

2 cake pans it will be deeper so add

10 more minutes.

For the icing mix together 1 8 ounce 
cream cheese (room temperature) with 4 Tb butter (room temperature) mixed with 1 3/4 cups sugar, 1 Tsp vanilla and 1 Tsp lemon juice

Sprinkle 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts on top

Now that was easy wasn't it!  And now 

for another cake I baked a week or so

ago that has been long consumed:


I bake pretty often so what I do is go ahead

and cut up the cake and put just enough

for my husband and I in small cartons.

Of course I also share with my across

the street 90 year old neighbors and

neighbors with kids next door.

Here are the ingredients for

this cake made in a Bundt pan.

2 sticks of butter at room temperature, 3 cups of sugar, 5 eggs, 3 cups of sifted flour, 1/2 Tsp baking powder, 1 cup of milk, 3 Tb lemon extract
This is combined and baked in a preheated oven at 325 degrees.  (1 hour for convection oven or 1 hour 10 minutes for other)  On either type oven, I cover the top with foil
 the last 25 minutes

For the icing: In a saucepan stir on a low temperature stovetop:  1 cup of powdered sugar and 5 Tb lemon juice and the zest of 2 lemons to sprinkle on top of the icing.


  1. Both of those cakes look delicious. I bet your neighbors appreciate you sharing!

  2. Both cakes look delicious and perfect for this time of year. So sweet of you to share with your neighbors. Blessings!

  3. Oh they both look delicious. I see that you are thinking of spring. 🌷

  4. Scrumptious looking cakes. I'm sure your neighbor enjoys the ones you
    take over to her. Lynn


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