Natasha's Carrot and Zucchini Cake

Natasha's Carrot And Zucchini Cake Recipe

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Natasha Nalley

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@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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
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Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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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

How to Make Natasha's Carrot and Zucchini Cake

Step-by-Step

  • 1Sift 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
  • 2Mix 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
  • 3Combine 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
  • 4Mix well. Pour in greased/floured tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. You may use one of the following, not both.
  • 5Optional 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.
  • 6Optional 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.

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About Natasha's Carrot and Zucchini Cake

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




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