Blue Ribbon Carrot Cake

Recipe by Grannie B
READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 20-24
YIELD: 1 cake




  • Preheat oven to 350°F Generously grease a 9x13 baking dish or two 9 inches cake pans.
  • Sift flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat eggs. Add oil, buttermilk, sugar and vanilla; mix well.
  • Add flour mixture to the egg mixture; blend. Then add pineapple, carrots, coconut, and nuts; stir well.
  • Pour batter into prepared baking dish or pans. Bake about 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • While cake is baking, prepare Buttermilk Glaze: In a large saucepan, combine sugar, baking soda, buttermilk, butter and corn syrup; bring to a boil. Lower the heat to simmer and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Glaze will be a caramel color. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. NOTE: A large saucepan is needed because mixture will expand after coming to a boil. It will simmer down after a couple of minutes of cooking.
  • Once cake is done, remove cake from oven and poke holes in hot cake with a fork or meat fork. Slowly pour buttermilk glaze over hot cake. Cool cake in pan until glaze is totally absorbed, about 15 minutes. Turn out of pan, if desired.
  • Cool cake completely. Prepare Cream Cheese Frosting: Cream butter and cream cheese until fluffy. Add remaining ingredients. Mix till smooth. Frost cooled cake. Chill till frosting is set. Serve chilled.