Wednesday, November 01, 2006

How about a nice healthy Carrot Cake???

1 1/2 cup oil
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 cup undrained pineapple
2 cups grated peeled carrots
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups flaked coconut

Cream eggs, sugar and add oil; add the flour alternately with the pineapple, carrots, vanilla, soda, cinnamon and salt and beat until well blended. Add the nuts and coconut. Grease and flour a 9 x 13 inch pan and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Make sure you test it with a toothpick first because I find that it usually takes me closer to 60 minutes for this cake to cook.

1 stick butter (margarine doesn't taste as good)
1 (8 oz.) package of cream cheese (at room temperature)
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine all ingredients and beat well until blended. Spread over cooled carrot cake and sprinkle with more chopped nuts.


Suzer said...

I remember having your carrot cake many years ago on a visit, so i can vouch for it....fantastic!!

Windsong1018 said...

I LOVE carrot yummy! I will definitely give this one a try!