1 teaspoon Vanilla
6 oz Oil
1 teaspoon Salt
1 1/2 teaspoon Baking powder
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
1 cup Sugar
1 1/4 cups All-purpose flour
1 cup Carrots; grate fine
1 cup Walnuts; well-chopped
1/2 cup Light raisins; optional
Cream cheese icing:
6 oz Cream cheese; softened
1/4 lb Butter
1 lb Powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons Orange extract
1 teaspoon Spice island orange peel
1 tablespoon Light corn syrup or pancake
1 tablespoon Cornstarch or flour
Combine eggs, vanilla, oil, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, sugar and flour in a bowl and mix with electric mixer on medium-high.
Beat 3 minutes scraping down sides of bowl often. Remove beaters.
Stir in carrots, wanuts and raisins. Grease and flour 9″ square pan.
Spread batter evenly in pan. Bake at 325 degrees F about 50 minutes. Cool in pan about 30 minutes. Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting and sprinkle with additional walnuts.
Prepare the icing: Cream the cream cheese with the butter until light and fluffy, using medium-high speed of electric mixer. Add half of the sugar, increasing speed to high.
Add extract and peel and beat about 1 minute. Scrape down sides of bowl often. Resume beating adding remaining powdered sugar.
Beat smooth. Frost sides and top of cake.