RUTH RYAN’S SPECIAL OCCASION CARROT CAKE

 

Carrot cake is my favorite dessert. This is Ruth’s special recipe, and one that has been a Ryan family favorite for a long time. I’ve enjoyed this carrot cake on many birthday celebrations and it is always a highlight of the meal. Ruth has experimented with a number of cream cheese frostings, and this is the best she’s found—as she says, “It works perfectly every time!”

MAKES 1 (9-INCH) CAKE

PREP TIME: 15 MINUTES

COOKING TIME: 45 MINUTES

For the carrot cake:

2 cups granulated sugar

cups vegetable oil

4 large eggs

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons baking soda

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon kosher salt

3 cups peeled, grated carrots

½ cup chopped pecans

For the cream cheese frosting: