Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Carrot Cake Recipe

This recipe came from an old issue of Southern Living. Now, I like carrot cake, but this? This makes me LOVE carrot cake! Honestly, this is the best carrot cake recipe I have E-V-E-R tasted!!! and I mean ever! You just gotta try it!

Best Carrot Cake

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

3 large eggs

2 cups sugar

3/4 cup vegetable oil

3/4 cup buttermilk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 cups grated carrot

1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained

1 (3 1/2-ounce) can flaked coconut

1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

 
Line 3 (9-inch) round cakepans with wax paper; lightly grease and flour wax paper.

Set pans aside.
Stir together first 4 ingredients.
Beat eggs and next 4 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add flour mixture, beating at low speed until blended. Fold in carrot and next 3 ingredients. Pour batter into prepared cakepans.
Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Drizzle Buttermilk Glaze evenly over layers; cool in pans on wire racks 15 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks. Spread Cream Cheese Frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake.Yield: 1 (9-inch) cake

Buttermilk Glaze

1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Bring first 5 ingredients to a boil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Boil, stirring often, 4 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla.

Cream Cheese Frosting
3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
3 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add powdered sugar and vanilla; beat until smooth.

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened


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14 comments:

  1. Hey - that looks good to even me ... who is not a fan of carrot cake!! Just the frosting!! Ha! Have a good day SITSTA!

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  2. I LOVE carrot cake and that looks soooooo good. Hmm. Gives me an idea for this weekend's fall/Labor day party! ;)
    Thanks!

    Nice to "meet" you!

    Roeshel

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  3. Hmmm... this sounds divine! My Grandma makes the BEST carrot cake- and uses a coconut frosting. Try that next time!

    Sits- thanks for commenting on my blog today!

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  4. I have never seen one with a glaze in the layers. That must be the difference. I will deffiantly print this out and give it a try.

    thank you!!!

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  5. YUM! I've never made a carrot cake, but this is quite tempting!!

    hi vis SITS!

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  6. I too love carrot cake! I will give this a try and let you know my true opinion.

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  7. YUM, Im going to try your carrot cake recipe. If its nasty, its YOUR FAULT. hahah, just joking. Im sure itll be great.

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  8. This looks amazing! I am def going to try it! Thanks for stopping by my blog this morning. I'll be sure to check back in here! :) xo

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  9. Hi Jeanette,
    I LOVE CARROT CAKE!!! My daughter and I love to bake, especially during the holidays. I am going to try your Carrot Cake Recipe.

    Best Wishes,
    Yoli Kalkofen
    Apron of the Month Club

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  10. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

    This sounds divine! I bet that glaze makes it so moist. Yummo!

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  11. Buttermilk is scrumptious in desserts (Buttermilk Pie, anyone?). I could live on carrot cake, so I am looking forward to baking this. I can just imagine the delicious smells wafting from the oven!

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  12. Your cake looks soo yummy. I have a great carrot cake recipe of my Mama's & she wld grate "a little extra carrot" to put in it & used a cream cheese icing! The taste was just heavenly! Evelyn

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