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    Best Carrot Cake

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 20 mins

    30 mins

    50 mins

    Leslie O's Note:

    I made this cake for Easter, and everone loved it, saying it was the best carrot cake ever.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    13 inch ...

    Units: US | Metric

    Frosting

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Combine flour, salt, soda,& cinnamon.
    2. 2
      Set aside.
    3. 3
      Combine eggs, sugar,& oil; mix until smooth.
    4. 4
      Stir in flour mixture a little at a time until well blended.
    5. 5
      Stir in carrots, walnuts, pineapple, & vanilla, mixing evenly.
    6. 6
      Pour into a greased 9x13in pan.
    7. 7
      Bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes.
    8. 8
      --------------Frosting----------.
    9. 9
      Cream together, cheese and butter until smooth.
    10. 10
      Add vanilla.
    11. 11
      Add sugar a 1/4 cup at a time, until well blended.
    12. 12
      After frosting cooled carrot cake, sprinkle with toasted coconut.
    13. 13
      To toast coconut, put on cookie sheet, under broiler for about 1 minute.
    14. 14
      Keep an eye on it to be sure it does not burn!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 02, 2002

      55

      I took this to work for a retirement party and I had so many compliments that I thought I should be on a cooking show on TV. ;-) I was requested to make it 3 more times in the next 2 months for other occasions. My family loves it and people are still talking about it when they see me. Thanks for the real winner!

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    • on April 01, 2002

      55

      Easy to make. I did use 1 cup light brown sugar in place of part of the white sugar...just like the taste and texture better. Also didn't have enough walnuts so I mixed half pecans and chopped them vey fine in my processor (the kids never know that there are nuts and carrots in the cake when I pulverize them!). I used my own frosting recipe that is very similar to this recipe except my frosting contains a spritz of lemon juice (about 3T) and the spice mace (1/4 tsp) from an old recipe that I've used forever. I don't use the coconut but I may try it next time:) The cake is delicious!

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    • on October 25, 2001

      55

      The cake was delicious . . . only I added raisins and coconut into the cake batter and only had to cook it for 30 minutes. I also bought my own icing and when I toasted the coconut, I also put walnuts on top. Great cake! Everyone loved it.

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    Nutritional Facts for Best Carrot Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (2016 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 7705.2
     
    Calories from Fat 4665
    60%
    Total Fat 518.3 g
    797%
    Saturated Fat 175.2 g
    876%
    Cholesterol 1051.9 mg
    350%
    Sodium 5549.7 mg
    231%
    Total Carbohydrate 719.7 g
    239%
    Dietary Fiber 34.7 g
    138%
    Sugars 482.6 g
    1930%
    Protein 84.2 g
    168%

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