ngredients:1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup vegetable oil 2 eggs 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 cup finely grated carrots 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans whipped cream or whipped topping for garnish, or frost with cream cheese frosting
Preheat oven to 300°. Grease and flour a 9-inch square baking pan. In a large mixing bowl with electric mixer at medium speed, beat flour, sugar, oil, eggs, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla until smooth and well blended. With a wooden spoon, stir in grated carrots and pecans. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, until cake pulls away from sides of pan. Cool and cut into squares. Serve with whipped cream or whipped topping.