Saturday, October 23, 2010

Fall Food Friday- Carrot Cake

 Once again it is "Fabulous Fall Food Friday" hosted by Paula. I love participating in this & have found some great recipes in the process.

 Dave & Elaine, Friends from a near by town planted several long rows of carrots. We drove over to help dig them & came home with several five gallon buckets of these plump orange veggies.
 I decided to make carrot cake. One of my favorite desserts.

Spicy Carrot Cake

1/3 cup boiling water
2 cups shredded carrots
2 cups flour
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts

Pour boiling water on carrots in large mixer bowl.
Heat oven to 350; Grease & flour 13x9 pan.
Beat carrots & remaining ingredients on low speed, scraping bowl 1 minute.
Beat on medium speed 2 minutes.
Pour into pan.
Bake until wooden pick comes out clean, 45- 50 minutes. Cool.

Cream Cheese Frosting

8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1- pound package powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Mix together until smooth. Frost cooled cake & serve.

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Adrienne said...

Oh gosh - that looks so good ... and creamy ... and moist! Perfect with a hot cup of coffee - mmmm-mmm.

Paula said...

Carrot cake is one of my favorites too and this one looks completely scrumptious. Wait. I'll be right over for a big slice. Please put the coffee on....

Twisted Fencepost said...

Okay, these last three posts have been all of things I love.
Are you spying on me? tee hee
But you and your sister are gonna make me look like the Pillsbury Dough boy!
You two are the queens of delicious cooking!