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My sister and I set out to make our grannie’s famous layered carrot cake and what we came up with was something that she’d truly be proud of.
This classic carrot cake never runs out of style! What I mean is, even if there are a lot of new variations of cake recipes nowadays (I lost count of how many I have tasted just last year), this is still one of those cakes that you will love to come home to at the end of the day. Chocolate cakes, butter cakes, vanilla cakes, chiffon cakes, cinnamon cakes, and carrot cakes; these are some of the classic cakes that will always be there on top of the cake hierarchy list. In my family, the favorite classic cake is this good old carrot cake simply because of its simple taste made yummier by the cream cheese frosting.
My grandmother used to make the best carrot cakes. She used buttercream though instead of cream cheese frosting. Grandmother said that during her youth, cream cheese was rare, so butter was the closest thing to cream frosting she could ever make, so that’s what she always made. It was delicious, and the cake itself was moist and not oily.
But I still preferred my mother’s version because she made it with cream cheese frosting. Cream cheese frosting is truly the best frosting for carrot cakes or even carrot cupcakes. In my family, it’s always the cream cheese frosting. And believe me, whenever carrot cake is served in front of my family, their slices will be gone in minutes!
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Quick Tip: Decorate the top with green and orange Wilton’s candy melts if you like.