Sheep Wagon Cake (Carrot Cake)

Recipe by Gerry
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READY IN: 2hrs 25mins
SERVES: 10-12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In mid sized sauce pan, put sugar, water, carrots, raisins, butter and spices, bring to boil turn down and simmer five minutes.
  • Remove from heat, cover and rest for 12 hours, Comment on the recipe "the secret of this cake is to let the boiled ingredients stand for twelve hours" I have always followed this step.
  • Then add the baking soda mixing to dissolve, add the flour, salt and baking powder. Lastly fold in the nuts (if you decide to also add the glazed fruit as I do for the holidays, fold these in as well).
  • Put the batter into two well greased loaf pans or 1 tube pan -- (as with many of the old recipes I use my judgement on the loaf pans) Have used the 8 1/2 x 4 x 2 1/2. One friend makes these for gifts using a number of small sized loaf pans. I would think it depends on the size loaf you are wanting.
  • Bake 275 for 2 hours. This may vary from oven to oven.
  • Cool and wrap -- I like to leave this one mellow a few days before using. Keeps well. Yield depends on serving size but should make for 10 to 12 servings.
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