North Idaho Carrot Cake

North Idaho Carrot Cake Recipe

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Mrs. Michael J. Lively

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@lively4Jesus

This recipe came to me through a cookbook my Sweet Husband bought me 30+ yrs ago after a super fun weekend, before we married =) The cookbook was put out in the early '80's by local contractor's wives. i hope you all enjoy it as much as we have over the years.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Serves:
12-24 depending how small you cut your pieces. It's Super Rich!
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • 2 c
    sugar
  • 2 1/2 c
    flour, sifted
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    ginger
  • 1/2 tsp
    cloves
  • 2 tsp
    nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 c
    olive oil for healthier you may substitute applesauce, pumpkin or pureed thickened peaches
  • 4
    eggs
  • 3 c
    grated raw carrots
  • FROSTING

  • 1 lb
    powdered sugar
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c
    butter, softened
  • 1 Tbsp
    vanilla, pure

How to Make North Idaho Carrot Cake

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 grease and flour or parchment paper a 9x13 cake pan.

    Mix together dry ingredients [first 8].

    Mix in oil, eggs, and grated carrots. i use dough hooks for this recipe.

    This recipe is pretty labor intense if you don't have a food processor w/the grate attachment [i borrow Dear Daughter-in-Laws =) it's way worth the borrow!]

    Bake 45 minutes
  2. Frosting:
    Cream butter, add cream cheese, add powdered sugar about a 1/4 @ a time, last put in vanilla. This takes at least 15 minutes.
  3. i recently made this and decided to for go the oil, but i didn't have any applesauce or pumpkin on hand and i did't want to put on a face and run the the Little Town Market so i found some peaches in light sauce, drained them and pureed them. However they made the batter too runny so next time i will thicken them w/gelatin first. i also added 1 cup of raisins and they all sank to the bottom along w/much of the carrots. Dear Hubby still loved it =~)

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About North Idaho Carrot Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy




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