14 Karat Carrot Cake

Mary Lou Ivy Recipe

By Mary Lou Ivy mlou

Carrot cake is a favorite of my family so about 5 yrs ago I went on a quest to find "the best" and this is the winner!! I will post a picture when I make it for Easter.


Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
Serves:
16
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 c
sifted flour
2 tsp
baking powder
1 1/2 tsp
salt
2 tsp
cinnamon
1 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1 c
white sugar
4
eggs
1 1/2 c
canola oil any type you have will work ok
2 c
grated carrots
1 8 oz
can crushed pineapple, drained
1 c
chopped pecans
1 c
coconut or more
BUTTERMILK GLAZE
1 c
sugar
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 c
buttermilk
1/2 c
white corn syrup
1 tsp
vanilla
ORANGE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
1 c
butter
8 oz
pkg of cream cheese, soften
2 lb
sifted powdered sugar
1 tsp
each of vanilla, orange, orange rind

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine flour, b powder, salt & cinnamon in large bowl, set aside.
2
In mixer, combine brown sugar, white sugar, eggs and oil. Mix well. Add the above flour mixture and mix until all is incorporated.
3
Add the carrots, pineapple, pecans and coconut, stirring well. Use Baker's Joy on pans of your choice and bake at 350 for 25-45 minutes depending on your pan size.
4
While cake is baking cook the buttermilk glaze. combine all ing except vanilla in saucepan and bring to a boil, cook 4 minutes, stirring. remove from heat and add vanilla. Spread hot glaze over warm cake. Cool and frost with orange cream cheese frosting. yum

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American