Gift Giving Carrot Cakes - Steph

Gift Giving Carrot Cakes - Steph

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Stephanie Dodd

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I am always looking for different recipes to use as gifts during the Christmas season for those individuals who have everything. This is a perfect gift for neighbors, co-workers, friends, church, etc. Just bake them in disposable pans and tie a pretty ribbon around them and you have a perfect gift!

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
10
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
55 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 3 c
    flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1 tsp
    ginger
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 3
    eggs
  • 1 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 3/4 c
    hellman's real mayonnaise
  • 20 oz
    an crushed pineapple; drain and reserve 1/2 c. juice
  • 3 c
    coarsely shredded carrots
  • 1 c
    raisins
  • 1 c
    coarsely chopped walnuts

How to Make Gift Giving Carrot Cakes - Steph

Step-by-Step

  1. Grease and flour 6 (5 1/2 x 3 x 2 1/2") loaf pans or 2 (9 x 5 x 3") loaf pans or 1 (9 x 13") baking pan. Mix first five ingredients. In large bowl with mixer on medium speed, beat eggs, sugar, mayonnaise, crushed pineapple and 1/2 cup juice until well blended. Gradually beat in flour mixture until well mixed. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  2. Turn into prepared pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 - 55 minutes or until tester inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove. Cool.
  3. Frost with Silky Lemon Frosting: In small bowl with mixer at low speed, beat one 8 oz. package cream cheese until softened and 1/2 c. margarine until smooth. Beat in 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind. Gradually beat in 1 1/2 cups unsifted powdered sugar until light and fluffy. If you use (5 1/2 x 3 x 2 1/2") pans, check for doneness at 30 minutes. I am not sure of the reason for Hellman's Real Mayonnaise but I tend to follow directions as stated and not deviate. I only buy Hellman's mayonnaise anyway so was glad to see it used it. It seems time consuming but it isn't that difficult. ENJOY!

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About Gift Giving Carrot Cakes - Steph

Course/Dish: Cakes Sweet Breads
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free Low Sodium



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