Cottonwood Carrot Cake

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This recipe came from an old Southern Living Cake Cookbook. The recipe includes the cream cheese frosting.


  • 2 c. sifted cake flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1 1/3 c. vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs, well beaten
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 3 c. grated carrots


  • 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 c. butter, softened
  • 1 (16 oz.) pkg. powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 c. raisins, chopped
  • 1/2 c. flaked coconut
  • 1/2 c. chopped pecans
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


Cake: Combine flour, soda, salt and spices; set aside. Combine oil, eggs and sugar; beat well. Add dry ingredients; beat well. Stir in carrots. Pour into a greased and floured 13"x9"x2" baking pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 55 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely. Spread frosting on top.

Frosting: Combine cream cheese and butter; beat until light and fluffy. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating well. Stir in remaining ingredients, beating until of spreading consistency.

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