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Blue Ribbon Carrot Cake [with Buttermilk Glaze]

Blue Ribbon Carrot Cake [with Buttermilk Glaze] created by gailanng

From the Recipe Hall of Fame Cookbook II. This recipe includes a buttermilk glaze in addition to cream cheese frosting. Preparation time does not include chilling time. This cake is knock-down, drag-out delicious.

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1hr 15mins
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directions

  • For Buttermilk Glaze:

  • In small saucepan over high heat, combine sugar, baking soda, buttermilk, butter, and corn syrup.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  • Set aside until cake is baked.
  • For cake:

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Generously grease a 9x13 baking dish or 2 9" cake pans.
  • Sift flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt together.
  • Set aside.
  • In large bowl, beat eggs.
  • Add oil, buttermilk, sugar and vanilla and mix well.
  • Add flour mixture, pineapple, carrots, coconut, raisins and walnuts and stir well.
  • Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 45-55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Remove cake from oven and slowly pour over buttermilk glaze over hot cake.
  • Cool cake in pan until buttermilk glaze is totally absorbed, about 15 minutes.
  • For Frosting:

  • In large bowl, cream butter and cream cheese until fluffy.
  • Add vanilla, powdered sugar, orange juice and orange peel.
  • Mix until smooth.
  • Frost cake and refrigerate until frosting is set.
  • Serve cake chilled.
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"From the Recipe Hall of Fame Cookbook II. This recipe includes a buttermilk glaze in addition to cream cheese frosting. Preparation time does not include chilling time. This cake is knock-down, drag-out delicious."
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  1. Debbie B.
    Has anyone made this into a 3 layer cake? I’m afraid it may be too dense/heavy with the glaze but I make 3 layer Hummingbird cakes, which are pretty dense, successfully. Any advice would be appreciated.
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  2. Deborah L.
    I found this recipe for Blue Ribbon Carrot Cake in Marlene Sorosky's Entertaining cookbook in the 70's. I've been making it for over 40 yrs. and everyone says it's their favorite carrot cake...perfect recipe and is always a hit.
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  3. Marney Y.
    I've made carrot cakes many times, I'm curious what the point of the buttermilk glaze is?
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  4. CookinDrk
    Made this in May for a birthday party. For years I used the Better Homes and Gardens’ carrot cake recipe, but decided to try a new one. Everyone at the event LOVED this cake! Even the birthday girl’s hubby, who is a cake snob and has never cared for my famous German Chocolate or any other cake I’ve made. His wife said he could not resist this one and every time she turned around, a piece was missing. Others suggested I sell the cakes. Needless to say this is my go to recipe now. It doesn’t even need frosting in my opinion. Just the glaze is enough. You won’t regret making it!
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  5. Antessa W.
    This is the most requested cake I have ever made. Even carrot cake haters loved this one.
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