Carrot Cake (like Sara Lee)

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This carrot cake is a must-try, it truly does taste like Sara Lee, very moist, and very delicious, I actually just eat it without any of the is soooo good, but I am sure you will want to have the icing with the cake, after all, what's carrot cake without cream cheese icing...right?

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  • add   1 cup sugar
  • add   2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • add   1 tablespoon cornstarch or flour
  • add   1/4 lb butter
  • add   1 cup finely grated carrots
  • add   1 teaspoon orange rind
  • add   1 cup walnuts
  • add   1 1/4 cups flour
  • add   6 ounces cream cheese
  • add   6 ounces oil
  • add   1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • add   1 1/2 teaspoons orange extract
  • add   1/2 cup light raisins (optional)
  • add   1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • add   2 eggs
  • add   1 teaspoon vanilla
  • add   2 cups icing sugar
  • add   1 teaspoon salt


  1. Set oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Set oven rack to second lowest position.
  3. Grease a 9-in square pan.
  4. For cake; combine first 8 ingredients.
  5. Beat on med speed 3 mins, scaping down sides of bowl.
  6. Stir in last 3 ingredients; mix well.
  7. Spread evenly in pan.
  8. Bake for 50-60 mins, or until cake tests done.
  9. Cool.
  10. FOR ICING; Cream the cream cheese with butter until fluffy.
  11. Add the icing sugar, beat until well mixed and smooth; about 1 min.
  12. Add all remaining ingredients, beat until well mixed and fluffy.
  13. Spread over cooled cake.
Kibibi Anderson


Kibibi Anderson 21:52, 06 Jun 2014

Your recipe looks great but I had some difficulty understanding the part about the ...???? There is no clear definition of what goes into icing and what goes into cake.... You have butter listed in the first eight ingredients but then you say the butter goes into icing? I think you need to have a clear definition between the two. What goes into cake and what goes into icing. At least list them in the instructions..... Very very confusing.... I'm assuming the 1tablespoon of cornstarch goes into icing? But it's listed in the first 8 ingredients which you said was the cake? Please revise.... I would love to try this out thanks!

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