cake carrot homemade

Cake Ingredients:
2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
3 cups grated carrots
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
4 eggs
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
16 oz. confectioner’s sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup pecans, chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. Using a hand mixer, add oil and mix on low speed. Add carrots and continue mixing. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Pour into 2 greased round cake pans and bake for 40-45 minutes. Allow cake to cool. Using a hand mixer, mix cream cheese and butter. Add sugar and vanilla and mix until well combined. Spread icing on cake. Garnish with chopped pecans (I gently pressed them into the sides of the cake).