14 Karat Cake

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Mary Lou Ivy


This is my favorite carrot cake recipe! My family loves it and I hope your family will agree!


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45 Min
45 Min


  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 c
    light brown sugar
  • 1 c
    white sugar
  • 4 large
  • 1 1/2 c
    canola oil or oil of your choice
  • 2 c
    carrots, grated
  • 1 8 oz
    can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 c
    pecans, chopped
  • 1 small can(s)
    coconut optional

  • 1 c
    white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 Tbsp
    white corn syrup
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

How to Make 14 KARAT CAKE


  1. To make cake:
    Mix first 4 ingredients together in large bowl. In mixing bowl combine sugars. Beat eggs and add oil. Add oil and eggs mixture to sugars. Mix into dry ingre. Add carrots ,pineapple, pecans and coconut. Pour in prepared pans and bake until done. I make mine in a 9X13 pan and takes 35-45 minutes depending on your oven.
  2. Buttermilk glaze
    Combine all except vanilla in saucepan and bring to a boil over med heat. Cook for 4 minutes stirring while it boils. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Spread hot glaze over warm cake. Cool and frost.
  3. Orange Cream Cheese Frosting
    1/2 cup butter
    8 ounce cream cheese, soft
    1 teas each of vanilla, orange juice, orange rind
    1 pound powdered sugar
    Mix butter and soft cream cheese. Add rest of ingredients. FYI..I double this since my family loves frosting!

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

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