I am sitting here at the computer eating this cake as I type. It is soooo good. I must give a nod to the fantastic little blog where I found the recipe, that I have been reading the past few months (I love all it's country charm and beautiful photographs): Meadowbrook Farm .
Here is the recipe. Seriously, try it very, very soon. You won't be disappointed.
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups oil (I substituted 1 cup applesauce for 1 cup of the oil)
1/2 cup chopped pecans (I left these out for the picky people who live at my house)
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
3 cups grated carrots
Combine sugar, oil, (and applesauce if you choose to substitute), and eggs. Sift together flour, soda, cinnamon and salt. Add to sugar/egg mixture. Mix well and fold in carrots and pecans.
Pour into a greased and floured 9 x 13 pan (I used a bundt pan). Bake at 300 degrees for one hour.
Cream Cheese Frosting
1 - 8 oz package softened cream cheese
1/4 cup softened butter
4 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla
Cream the cream cheese and butter, then mix in the vanilla and powdered sugar. Spread on the cooled cake and lick the beaters and the bowl clean!
Seriously. It's to die for!