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Kitty's Carrot Cake Recipe

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This recipe for Kitty's Carrot Cake, by , is from Garris Chapel United Methodist Church , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Susan B. Sutton
Added: Monday, August 24, 2009


CAKE ingredients:
2 cups of plain flour
2 cups of sugar
2 teaspoons of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
4 teaspoons of cinnamon
3/4 cup of buttermilk
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup of oil
1 medium can of crushed pineapple
6 ounces of coconut
2 cups of chopped pecan
3-4 cups of shredded carrots

GLAZE ingredients:
1/2 cup of sugar
1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
1/4 cup of buttermilk
1 stick of butter
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

FROSTING ingredients: 1/2 cup of softened butter
1 (8 oz) pkg of softened cream cheese
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
2 cups of XXX sugar
1 teaspoon of orange rind
1 teaspoon of orange juice

Cake: Mix dry ingredients and set aside. Whisk buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, and oil together well in a big bowl. Hand mix in a big bowl, adding pineapple, coconut, pecans and carrots. Fold in dry ingredients last. Pour into 3 (9 inch) greased cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes. Let cakes cool for 15 minutes in pan. While layers are cooling, mix glaze ingredients, except for vanilla. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Let cool, then add vanilla. Poke holes in cake with knife and spoon glaze on top of layers while cakes are still in pans. Cool 15 more minutes before turning cakes onto wire racks. Mix all of frosting ingredients together and frost cake when layers are completely cooled.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
You can make a double batch of glaze and frosting. The glaze is the secret to a moist cake. This recipe was given to me by my sister-in-law, Joye Burroughs. She said this is the best carrot cake ever!




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