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Fireman's Carrot Cake Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Helen Mowry
Added: Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 eggs
1 1/3 c. vegetable oil
2 1/4 c. sugar
2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
3 1/4 c. carrots, finely chopped
1/2 c. walnuts, chopped
1 c. pineapple, crushed, well-drained
White Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing:
1 1/2 lb. cream cheese, room temperature
2 c. white chocolate chips, melted
3/4 c. (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
chopped walnuts, if desired

Directions:
Directions:
Make cake in 3 (8 inch) cake pans, or 2 (9 inch) pans. For 8 inch pans bake for 60 minutes, for 9 inch pans bake for 75 minutes. The batter did not fit in our 9 inch pans, we had to put some in another pan.
Preheat oven to 350F. Line bottom of each pan with parchment paper. Leave sides of pan dry - no cooking spray needed.

Combine eggs and oil in a large mixing bowl. Beat 2 minutes with a mixer on medium speed. Add 1 cup sugar and continue mixing 2 minutes. Add remaining sugar and mix 3 - 4 minutes. Divide batter evenly among pans. (we filled about 3/4 full)

Bake according to pan size (listed above), or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool to room temperature on a wire rack. Run knife around edge of cakes and remove from pans. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

To prepare icing, place cream cheese in mixing bowl; beat with a mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add melted chocolate a little at a time, continuing to beat at medium speed. Add butter a little at a time.

Remove cakes from refrigerator. Ice top of one layer. Place second layer on top. Ice top and sides of cake. Press chopped walnuts into sides of cake if desired.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
20
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
overnight
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Ed made this cake it is very good.

If you have trouble melting chocolate chips add a little Crisco, a little at a time.

 

 

 

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