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Cook The Issue #97

Classic carrot cake with vanilla cream cheese frosting

By Menlo, member

March 4th, 2009

We enjoyed making this cake.  My 5 year old son helped with the cake and then with the icing.  As you can tell he took charge of the decorating (with a little convincing that gummy worms and miniature reeses probably didn't need to be added)!  We kept the recipe intact and used the raisins which he thought was hilarious -carrots and raisins in cake!.  Everyone liked the cake, perfectly spices and the icing was excellent.  We did three layers on the inside instead of 2 or four.  I think if I had done four layers I wouldn't have had enough icing on the outside.  Great recipe!

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Pielove writes: Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you!!! Lovely cake and great story!

pie Posted: 2:43 pm on March 4th

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