Homemade Carrot Cake

I know warmer weather is just around the corner and we are all trying to be good and eat lighter, refreshing menu items buuuuttt Easter is coming and so is the Easter Bunny. Easter Bunny’s love carrots and humans love cake so why not smash those two together and voila! You have a homemade Carrot Cake! This recipe I am sharing with you today is a staple in our household during several holiday or birthday celebrations. I have no idea where this recipe generated from other than my grandmother’s kitchen. Which used to always be a staple in her house while visiting but now her staple is chocolate oatmeal or peanut butter cookies. I am now the one in our family responsible for making this cake for those special occasions which is totally fine by me because I get first dibs on licking the icing off the spatula :)

When it comes to the ingredients of this cake there are a couple of items that I like to buy particular brands of or prepare in a particular way. Why? Because that’s what my grandmother does. I like to peel and shred my own carrots. Now there is a much more convenient way if you are in a hurry or don’t have any type of food processor which is buying the small matchstick carrots in the bag. However, these are still fairly long and need to be diced up a littler smaller. Which is one reason why I like to shred my own because you can get them into much smaller pieces. The other good thing about shredding your own is that the carrots are still full of lots of moisture which I think helps give the cake that moist texture to it. That may not be true but it sounds good ha! The other ingredient I want to talk about is the vegetable oil. Wesson Vegetable Oil. Why? Again, because that’s what my grandmother uses and specifically wrote on the list of ingredients and I haven’t steered away from it. But, I assure you to try any brand ingredients you have on hand or that you like to buy. This is not a sponsored post, just my good ol’ trusty recipe telling me what to do!

I hope that everyone has a very Happy Easter in celebrating our Savior!

Enjoy!