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Electrolux and Kelly Ripa’s Cakery!

This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Electrolux. Hi everyone, what an awesome opportunity we all have to do some good for Ovarian Cancer Research!! Kelly Ripa’s Cakery For A Cause Supports the Fight Against Ovarian Cancer. Kelly and Electrolux are teaming up with a “virtual” campaign that offers Americans a sweet way to make a difference! All we have to do is visit Kelly’s Cakery at to decorate and send a special virtual cake to a friend, family member or loved one. For every cake sent, Electrolux will donate $1 to OCRF. AND…everyone who sends a virtual cake will be entered for a chance to win every bakers dream:  a stylish new Induction Range from Electrolux!!

So, to set the mood and get us ready to send those virtual cakes, I am posting one of my very favorite cake recipes that brings back nothing but the best memories growing up. My mom’s luscious sinful Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting!! This is not just any cake, but a cake that was only made on very special occasions that made you feel like queen or king for the day! Without further ado I give you….Mona’s Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting.

I was so thrilled to have my mom and dad visiting us last week in sunny CA. We made her carrot cake together, it was perfect!

Mona’s Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

1 ½ Cups Vegetable oil

3 large eggs

2 Tablespoons vanilla

3 Cups Shredded Carrots

1 Cup golden raisins (optional)

1 Cup chopped nuts of choice (optional)

2 Cups flour

2 Cups sugar

2 tsp baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

3 teaspoons ground cinnamon


8 oz softened cream cheese

1 stick softened butter

1 lb powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 2   9 inch cake pans with cooking spray. In a stand or electric mixer beat oil, eggs and vanilla until well combined. Add in carrots, raisins and nuts until combined.

2. Place flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cinnamon into a large bowl. Slowly add to wet ingredients. Beat on medium speed for 1 ½ minutes. Pour evenly into cake pans that have been generously greased with cooking spray and bake for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean from center. Remove and let cool completely. When cool, remove cakes.

3. To prepare frosting place cream cheese and butter into a stand or electric mixer. Beat until creamy and smooth. Slowly add powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth. Frost cooled cakes.

8 servings


So there you have it! Now, let’s get sending those virtual cakes!!

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  1. 1
    Joy says:

    Thanks so much, this is a KEEPER!

  2. 2
    Dana Irvine says:

    I was curious if you thought the cream cheese frosting might work on cupcakes? I was thinking it would be a nice frosting to use on my daughter’s upcoming 1st birthday party!! TIA – Dana

  3. 3
    Jamie says:

    I have been wanting to make carrot cake for awhile now. It’s one of my favorite cakes but I’ve never made it from scratch (shame on me). I will be making your mother’s version very, very soon. Thanks for sharing her recipe.

  4. 4
    Nutmeg Nanny says:

    This carrot cakes looks awesome!!! I love all that thick frosting…yum!

  5. 5
    Molly says:

    Oh, yum, Jenny. My husband’s birthday is at the end of the month, and I’ve been wondering what to make. He loves carrot cake, so this might be the winning recipe!! Can’t wait to try it out. Have a great day!

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