Preheat oven to 350˚ F.
Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift dry ingredients together; add to creamed mixture alternately with water and vanilla. Fold in carrots, nuts, and chips. Turn into a greased and floured 9-x13-inch pan. Bake for 45 minutes. Cool and top with our Cream Cheese Frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting
- 1/4 cup butter, at room temperature
- 6 to 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon grated orange zest (orange part of peel)
- 2 cups powdered sugar, measured and then sifted
- 2 to 3 tablespoons milk
Serves 8 to 10
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