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Momma Mary's Carrot Cake

Momma Mary's carrot cake is famous amongst her children and must be served cold!

Momma Mary's Carrot Cake

Why it's on our list

To quote Momma Mary's first born Jonathan "Her carrot cake has ruined me on others carrot cake. I won't even get it anywhere else." He requests it for every birthday he has and Momma Mary always delivers. His little sister Amanda told us on Episode 24 that the best part of the cake is the cream cheese frosting and that Mary "is a firm believer in keeping cake in the fridge. She thinks all cake should be served cold." We couldn't agree more!

Why we think it is so extra special is not just the moist cake and to die for frosting but it's the woman behind this cake! Momma Mary was a military wife since marring Colonel Dave Williamson of the USAF in 1976. The word heroic comes to mind when discussing Momma Mary because it was her strength that navigated this family through countless moves, supporting other military spouses, organizing squadron picnics while having a career as a teacher on base.

Thank you Momma Mary for your service to raising two wonderful humans whom we love and adore and your commitment to our country! We love you, love your show!


  1. 2 c. sugar

  2. 4 eggs, well beaten

  3. 2 c. plain flour

  4. 2 tsp. cinnamon

  5. 1 c. pecans

  6. 1 1/2 c. salad oil

  7. 2 tsp. baking soda

  8. 2 tsp. baking powder

  9. 1 tsp. salt

  10. 3 c grated carrots


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

Mix sugar and oil: add eggs and mix well. Combine dry ingredients and stir in. Mix until smooth. Add nuts and carrots. Bake in 3 greased 9-inch pans for 30-40 minutes.


1 box powder sugar

8 oz. pkg. cream cheese

1/2 stick butter softened

1 tsp. vanilla

Mix all ingredients until smooth: spread onto cake.

Courtney & Whitney


Serve it up!

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