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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  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!

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

    Nice to "meet" you!


  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!

  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!!!

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

    hi vis SITS!

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

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

  8. mmmm I wish I had a piece of this cake

  9. 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

  10. 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

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

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

  12. 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!

  13. 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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