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Gooey Garden Carrot Cake

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Ingredients

Cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups corn oil
  • 3 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 (16 ounce) can crushed pineapple drained
  • 1 box chopped dates
  • 1 cup large flaked coconut
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1 cup raisins

Topping 1

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Topping 2

  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Cake: In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and baking powder.
  2. In a smaller bowl, combine eggs, vanilla extract and corn oil. Add to the ingredients in the large bowl, and mix well.
  3. Add remaining ingredients. Mix all together and fill pans 3/4 full.
  4. Bake for approximately 1 hour or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Choose either of the toppings to use.
  6. Topping 1: Mix ingredients together and boil for 5 minutes.
  7. Prick the top of the hot cakes with a fork and pour the mixture over the top.
  8. Topping 2: Mix ingredients together and frost cake.

Posted by kdipaolo at Recipe Goldmine 7/12/01 4:48:24 am.


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