The Blue Ribbon Carrot Cake

Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
Serves: 18-20
Prep Time:
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Cooking Method: Bake


1 c granulated sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 c buttermilk
1/2 stick butter
1 Tbsp light corn syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 c all purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
3 eggs
3/4 c vegetable oil
3/4 c buttermilk
2 c granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 8oz can(s) crushed pineapple
2 c grated carrots
3 1/2 oz shredded coconut
1 c chopped walnuts
1/2 stick butter, softened
1 8oz pkg cream cheese, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 c powdered sugar
1 tsp orange juice, fresh

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Diane Audette Recipe
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Naugatuck, CT (pop. 31,862)
Member Since Nov 2011
Diane's notes for this recipe:
This may have been posted before, but a friend gave me this version from an old cookbook. It's a little involved but well worth the effort.
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For the cake:

Preheat oven to 350.

Generously grease a 9x13 baking dish or 2 9" cake pans.

Sift flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together.

Set aside.

In large bowl, beat eggs.

Add oil, buttermilk, sugar and vanilla and mix well.

Add flour mixture, pineapple, carrots, coconut, raisins and walnuts and stir well.

Pour into prepared pan.

Bake for 45-55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Ovens vary. Mine takes 40 minutes. While cake is baking, make the glaze.
For Buttermilk Glaze:.
In small saucepan over high heat, combine sugar, baking soda, buttermilk, butter, and corn syrup.

Bring to a boil.

Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.

When cake is done, remove the cake from the oven and pour the glaze onto the hot cake. Allow the cake to absorb glaze, about 15 minutes. Prepare frosting.
For Frosting:.
In large bowl, cream butter and cream cheese until fluffy.

Add vanilla, powdered sugar, and orange juice.

Mix until smooth.

Frost cake and refrigerate until frosting is set.

Serve cake chilled.

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user Nancy R Robeyone - Jan 15, 2012
This recipe ROCKS!!!! Mine is very close, but no OJ in the frosting and no coconut in the batter. Crushed pineapple instead with juice. I hope you win! Saving this!
user Karla Everett Karla59 - Mar 8, 2012
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user Diane Audette archangel888 - May 18, 2012
Thanks Nancy!

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