Carrot Cake

Java Dock.jpgAhhhhh Java Dock. This was a coffee house that was in my home town of Port Washington Wisconsin. I have been going there since I was a sophomore in high-school. I love so many of there treats. I was able to wrangle a few of my favs out of the owner before they sadly closed their doors. Here is my friend Kurtis' favorite treat from the old dock.

2 cups flour
1 cup raw sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4 eggs
4 cups grated carrots
1 cup canola oil

For cream cheese frosting:

4 tablespoons butter, softened
6 ounces cream cheese
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups sifted powdered sugar

Combine dry ingredients and set aside.
Beat eggs slightly, then add carrots and oil. Mix together the wet and dry ingredients, stirring until well combined.
Pour batter into greased 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Bake in 350-degree oven for 30 to 40 minutes.

In mixing bowl, blend together butter and cream cheese until well combined and smooth. Add 1 cup powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Add remaining powdered sugar and beat until smooth and fluffy. Spread over cooled cake.

8th - DessertsMichael Matera