Best Carrot Cake


This recipe is from cousin Debbie P. in Texas.  She makes it for her family and she says they love it.  I’m going to have to try this one.  I thought the pineapple was a new twist to carrot cake!

Carrot Cake

•2 cups Carrot
•1 (8-ounce) can Pineapple
•3 Eggs, large
•2 cups All-purpose flour
•2 tsp Baking soda
•1 Buttermilk glaze
•2 tsp Cinnamon, ground
•1 Cream cheese frosting
•1/2 tsp Salt
•2 cups Sugar
•2 tsp Vanilla extract
•3/4 cup Vegetable oil
•1 (3 1/2-ounce) can Coconut, flaked
•1 cup Pecans or walnuts
•3/4 cup Buttermilk

Line a 3 (9-inch) round cake pans with wax paper. Lightly grease and flour wax paper. Set pans aside.
Stir together first 4 ingredients.
Beat eggs and next 4 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add flour mixture, beating at low speed until blended. Fold in carrot and next 3 ingredients. Pour batter into prepared cake pans.
Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Drizzle Buttermilk Glaze evenly over layers; cool in pans on wire racks 15 minutes. Remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks. Spread Cream Cheese Frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake.

Cream Cheese Frosting

3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
3 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add powdered sugar and vanilla; beat until smooth.

Buttermilk Glaze

1 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Bring first 5 ingredients to a boil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Boil, stirring often, 4 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla.



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