How many times do I hear myself say, "where is that big orange binder?" or "has anyone seen that big orange binder?" The big orange binder has been accumulating recipes, kinspiration & original recipe cards tucked into plastic sleeves for my entire-almost-forty year existence. "The Big Orange Binder" is an organization attempt. It's a recipe with a story neatly packaged in a place where I'll always be able to find the ever-elusive . . . Big Orange Binder.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

An OLD recipe that I'm putting here in my efforts to organize ....

25 minute prep time/40 minute bake time

2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
2/3 cup milk
3 medium carrots, grated
1/2 cup coarsely chopped nuts

Oven to 350. Grease pan. Mix dry ingredients. Beat butter & sugar. Add eggs. Mix in flour mixture, carrots & nuts .      Pour  into  prepared pans. Bake until top springs back and toothpick comes out clean.  Cool for 5-10 minutes in pans, then remove & cool completely.  Ice when cool.

Icing

1/2 cup (1stick) butter
4 oz cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Topping
1/4 cup finely chopped nuts
2 tbsp brown sugar

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