14 karat carrot cake

★★★★★ 2
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By Mary Lou Ivy
from Dallas, TX

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.

★★★★★ 2
serves 16
prep time 30 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For 14 karat carrot cake

  • 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

How To Make 14 karat carrot cake

  • 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

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