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Fireman's Carrot Cake Recipe

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Helen Mowry
Added: Tuesday, June 16, 2009


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

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.

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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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