This carrot cake is legendary in my family. I got the recipe from an underwriting assistant at my first job out of college and just tweaked it a little. We served this at John’s baptism reception and soon I had everyone clamoring for the recipe. (Do people still clamor for things?) My sister-in-law Laureen makes it for Easter, her father-in-law would request it for his birthday cake, and John, Allie and my dear Charlie ask for it for their birthdays each year. As the years have gone by, it still remains a favorite.
Fun fact, I am not the most enthusiastic baker. I would much rather cook than bake, so I love that this carrot cake is so easy to make. I also like that it can be served out of the pan which makes it super portable. I bring it to pot luck’s, parties and church events. Today’s cake is for Charlie’s birthday. As we do most nights, we will be eating dinner on the back porch! Let me know how you like it.