Saturday, April 11, 2009

Easter Treat: The Best Carrot Cake

Reflections from the Backcounter

Baking is not my forte....I have a checkered past when it comes to the culinary art of cake construction. In fact if my cakes were construction projects, they would have been condemned. There has been the leaning tower of Pisa chocolate cake, the sinkhole spice cake and the brick and mortar bundt. But, ...I may have found it...the perfect recipe for a carrot cake. Not only is this cake gorgeous but it is delicious. This recipe comes from my good friend, Sally, who is an expert in the kitchen. Her recipes are always delicious and reproducible. She only serves the best food to her family and friends and we all always look forward to her warm hospitality and bountiful table. With her permission...I am including this recipe. I will be serving it tomorrow to dear friends at our annual Easter party.

So here goes...

Sally's Scrumptious
Carrot Cake

Preheat oven to 300 degrees

Butter and flour two 9 inch round cake pans

1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
4 eggs (whisked first)

Mix in bowl 2
2 1/4 cups flour
2t salt
2t baking soda
2t cinnamon

Mix into bowl 1
3 cups grated carrots
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 8 oz can of crushed pineapple drained
1 handful sweetened coconut
1 handful raisins

Mix bowl 2 into bowl 1 and stir until combined and well mixed
Divide equally and pour into cake pans. Bake for one hour or until center is done


3 8oz cream cheese
3 cups butter softened
6 t vanilla
3 lbs powdered sugar
Mix with handheld mixer until smooth and creamy
Ice cake after it has completely cooled. Crushed walnuts can be added to the sides for an elegant look.
Thanks again Sally...this cake is scrumptious!!
Peace, Julia


sampada said...

Yummy that cake sounds delicious...must try it...right away I'm gonna get the ingredients from and prepare it.

thephantombloggerstrikes said...

That Cake looks sooo yummy!


jessica said...

Wow thats cool cake I tried it and loved a lot thanx.. I was trying here and there and I threw Patan ghee in it and it became more delicious.. Loved it... Cheers

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Once your cake has cooled you can add the icing to the cake. For best results let your finished cake sit in your refrigerator overnight before serving. Serve the carrot cake to your guests and get ready for the complements.

Dadgear Shop Denver said...

Most carrot cake recipes are fairly standard. They are made with a base of yellow cake mix, along with standard ingredients like grated carrots, cinnamon, eggs, walnuts or pecans, and raisins.

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Carrot cake is not only delicious, it provides fiber and protein, as well as vegetables and fruit to picky eaters. Even children who do not like vegetables will eat this cake. I hope you enjoy this homemade cake as much as we all do.

Val said...

Love it. Happy new year to you, and a great 2011 to all!

janson said...

This cake is looking very delicious.

Emma said...

These things look gorgeous and I am sure are delicious. I'm bookmarking these to try this weekend.

mississauga locksmith said...

Before my oldest grandson was three, he decided the best cake in the world was carrot cake topped with cream cheese frosting. Each grandchild gets to choose what cake is baked or purchased for their birthdays.