Walnut Carrot Cake

Walnut Carrot Cake

Ingredients

2 eggs

1/2 cup light olive oil

1 cup natural sugar

1 cup flour

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

1 1/2 cups carrots finely grated

1/2 cup walnuts chopped

Directions

1. Combine flour, cinnamon, baking  powder and salt in a mid-size bowl.  With an electric hand mixer, blend eggs,  oil and sugar in an another mid-size  bowl. 

2. Add flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt mixture to egg, oil and sugar mixture, blend until batter is smooth.  Blend in carrots until smooth. Fold in nuts with a spatula.

3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour batter into a 8x8 inch oiled and floured pan. Bake 30-35 minutes or until done. Cool and frost. Sprinkle frosting with finely chopped walnuts  (optional).

* A greased and floured pan is a pan that has been greased with oil. Then about a tbsp. of flour is put in the pan and the flour is moved around the pan coating the bottom and sides of the pan to facilitate easier removal of cake slices.

Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients

1/4 cup stick butter or margarine

4 oz. cream cheese

2 cups powdered sugar

Directions

In a mid-size bowl, blend ingredients with an electric mixer ingredients until smooth- adding powdered sugar gradually. Makes enough frosting to frost one 8x8 inch cake.