the blue ribbon carrot cake

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Diane Audette
from Naugatuck, CT

This may have been posted before, but a friend gave me this version from an old cookbook. It's a little involved but well worth the effort.

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
serves 18-20
prep time 1 Hr 15 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For the blue ribbon carrot cake

  • 1 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 c
    buttermilk
  • 1/2 stick
    butter
  • 1 Tbsp
    light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • GLAZE (ABOVE)
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 3
    eggs
  • 3/4 c
    vegetable oil
  • 3/4 c
    buttermilk
  • 2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 8oz can
    crushed pineapple
  • 2 c
    grated carrots
  • 3 1/2 oz
    shredded coconut
  • 1 c
    chopped walnuts
  • CAKE (ABOVE)
  • 1/2 stick
    butter, softened
  • 1 8oz pkg
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp
    orange juice, fresh
  • FROSTING (ABOVE)
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How To Make the blue ribbon carrot cake

  • 1
    For the cake: Preheat oven to 350. Generously grease a 9x13 baking dish or 2 9" cake pans. Sift flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together. Set aside. In large bowl, beat eggs. Add oil, buttermilk, sugar and vanilla and mix well. Add flour mixture, pineapple, carrots, coconut, raisins and walnuts and stir well. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Ovens vary. Mine takes 40 minutes. While cake is baking, make the glaze.
  • 2
    For Buttermilk Glaze:. In small saucepan over high heat, combine sugar, baking soda, buttermilk, butter, and corn syrup. Bring to a boil. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. When cake is done, remove the cake from the oven and pour the glaze onto the hot cake. Allow the cake to absorb glaze, about 15 minutes. Prepare frosting.
  • 3
    For Frosting:. In large bowl, cream butter and cream cheese until fluffy. Add vanilla, powdered sugar, and orange juice. Mix until smooth. Frost cake and refrigerate until frosting is set. Serve cake chilled.

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