Carrot Cake - My forever Carrot Cake

This is the recipe I have given to people the most often.

I'm putting my go to recipes in this blog for you and for me. Here is the carrot cake that is better than any other I've ever tried.

Carrot Cake

2.5 cups flour
1.25 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1.25 teaspoon cinnamon
.5 teaspoon nutmeg, fresh if you've got it
pinch of cloves
.5 teaspoon salt
1 pound carrots, peeled and grated
1.5 cup white sugar
1.5 cup brown sugar
4 eggs
1.5 cup oil
4 ounce can crushed pineapple drained
.5 cup raisins, soak in the pineapple juice while you assemble the other ingredients
.5 cup nuts

Preheat oven 350 degrees
Oil 1- 9x13 pan or 2-9x9 inch pans. Line with parchment.
In a large bowl combine flours, baking soda, baking poder, spices and salt. Mix to cmbine.

In a secon bowl add sugars to oil and eggs. Beat until the sugar is dissolved and it's all creamy looking. Add pineapple and raisins.

Into the sugar add half the flour and all the carrots. Mix in the remaining flour. Once well combined mix in the nuts.

Pour into prepared pan ad bake 35-45 minutes, until the middle is done and when an inserted tester comes out clean.

Cool completely before frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting
8 ounces cream cheese
5 tablespoons butter, room temperature
1 tablespoon sour cream
.5 teaspoon vanilla
1.5 cup powdered sugar

Cream the cream cheese and butter together until there are no lumps. When smooth add the remaining ingredients. Mix until well combined. 

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