Black Walnut Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

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2 ¼ cup flour
1 ½ cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 ¼ teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
2 ¾ cup grated carrots
½ cup raisins
½ cup Black Walnuts

Frosting Ingredients:
16 ounces cream cheese
2 teaspoons vanilla
5 cups powdered sugar

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Directions: Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 2 9″ cake pans.

Mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Blend in oil, then beat in eggs one at a time. Stir in carrots, raisins, and Black Walnuts until well blended.

Pour into 2 greased pans and bake for 35–40 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to set for 3–5 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely before frosting.

Frosting Directions:
Beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Gradually beat in powdered sugar. Frost cake when cool. Top with additional chopped Black Walnuts for decoration.

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