Pennington's Carrot Cake With Vanilla Butter Sauce

"This is another delicious recipe from Pennington's which is a wonderful restaurant in Tulsa that closed down a long time ago. You could also add nuts to this recipe if you like chopped nuts in your carrot cake."
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Ready In:
1hr 15mins
1 cake




  • Heat oven to 325°.
  • In a 3-quart mixing bowl, beat all cake ingredients at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Pour into greased 6 cup cake pan.
  • Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until cake begins to pull away from the sides of the pan.
  • Cool upright in pan for 5 minutes; remove from pan.
  • Meanwhile, in saucepan melt butter over medium heat.
  • Stir in sugar and cornstarch; add remaining sauce ingredients.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce comes to a boil.
  • Boil for one minute.
  • Pour 1/3 of the sauce over the cake.
  • Serve additional warm sauce with cake.

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  1. Is this meant to be a sheet/single layer style cake?


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