Natasha's Carrot And Zucchini Cake Recipe

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Natasha's Carrot and Zucchini Cake

Natasha Nalley

By
@MomInMD

I started out with a basic carrot cake recipe and added my own touches. It's more than just a carrot cake. Sort of a carrot, zucchini, nut and pineapple cake.The batter will be very stiff when you combine everything.


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Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
flour
1 1/2 c
sugar
1 tsp
ground allspice
1 tsp
ground nutmeg
1 1/2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1 tsp
baking soda
1 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/4 tsp
salt
4
eggs
1 c
oil
1 - 2 tsp
vanilla
2 c
grated carrots
1 c
chopped or ground walnuts or pecans
1 can(s)
crushed pineapple - small can
1/2 c
grated zucchini (or more)
1 c
raisins, optional

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Sift together:
1-1/2 cups flour
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg (I like fresh ground nutmeg)
1-1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (I grind the cinnamon too.)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2
Mix together in another bowl:
4 eggs
1 cup oil
1 to 2 teaspoons vanilla (I use 2 teaspoons)
2 Tablespoons water if batter is dry
3
Combine all above. Add:
2 cups grated carrots
1 cup chopped or ground walnuts or pecans (I prefer ground walnuts)
1 small can crushed pineapple - undrained
½ cup of grated zucchini)
1 cup raisins - Optional
4
Mix well. Pour in greased/floured tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. You may use one of the following, not both.
5
Optional Glaze:
Melt in small saucepan and heat until just starting to simmer:
• 1/8 lb. butter
• 1/8 cup water
• 1/2 cup granulated sugar
Remove from heat and add 1/8 cup rum (optional)
Brush glaze over top and sides of baked cake. Let seep in.
6
Optional Icing:
• 4 oz cream cheese, softened
• 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
• 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• Optional: 1 cup grated coconut, 1/4 cup chopped pecans
Blend together first 4 ingredients: add coconut & nuts if desired. Mix. Spread evenly over top and sides of cake.

About this Recipe

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