CARROT TOP'S CARROT CAKE

Beth M.

By
@BakinTime

From the time I was a little girl, I was frequently called "Carrot Top". When I was older and got married and had a child with red hair, he got teased and got called "Carrot" by a few people.My oldest brother teased him by saying:"Do you know why your hair is red?" (Answer: "it's because your brains are rusty!") He didn't always care for that, but now it's fun. I tried a great recipe for carrot cake which I have made changes to and I love it. My friends at church enjoyed it at coffee hour too. So now I am posting my version and calling it "CARROT TOP'S CARROT CAKE".


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Serves:

12-24

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

40 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

COMBINE DRY INGREDIENTS IN A MEDIUM BOWL

2 c
pastry flour or all purpose flour
2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
kosher salt (or table salt)
2 tsp
cinnamon

IN A LARGE BOWL, COMBINE EGGS, OIL, BUTTERMILK, SWEETENER, VANILLA

3
eggs, beaten
3/4 c
safflower oil (high in antioxidant vitamin e) or vegetable oil
3/4 c
buttermilk
1 c
agave nectar (naturally low glycemic with no additives);or 2 cups of sugar*
1 can(s)
crushed pineapple (drained) 20 oz.can
2 c
grated organic carrots (coarsely grated)
1 c
chopped walnuts
2 tsp
pure vanilla extract

NOTE: GO READ ONLINE AT WIKIPEDIA ABOUT AGAVE NECTAR* IF OF INTEREST.

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a baking pan 9" X 13". I used a baking dish so I reduced the oven to 325 degrees when I put the cake in to bake. Bake 35-40 minutes. Check the cake with a tester or tooth pick and touch the top to be sure it springs back.
2
First combine dry ingredients in medium bowl. Blend together the liquid ingredients in a large bowl and beat well. Add dry and wet ingredients, and mix in the fruit, carrots and nuts.
3
Frosting is optional, as this is such a good cake, you can just serve it with powdered sugar on top, or a regular vanilla frosting, CREAM CHEESE FROSTING is my favorite.
4
Make the frosting with butter, cream cheese and confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Cool cake completely and then frost, and refrigerate always!
5
This was so good I am baking another one for a friend for her birthday. I made two layers for her, and it took about 35 mins. to bake.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #moist, #dense, #flavorful