Grandma's Carrot Cake

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This recipe has been a favorite in our family for three generations. Different from traditional carrot cakes, this cake is extremely moist and flavorful and is topped with a buttermilk glaze while still warm. Try it and I think you will agree that it is the best!! Be certain to reduce the baking temperature to 325 degrees F(165 degrees C) if using a glass baking pan.

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Prep Time:
40 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 9x13 inch pan

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

  • 1 (15 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained

  • 2 cups carrots, grated

  • 1 cup flaked coconut

  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ½ cup buttermilk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch pan. Sift together the flour, baking soda and cinnamon. Set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the sugar and oil until blended. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Stir in the flour mixture just until incorporated. Fold in the pineapple, carrots, coconut and walnuts. Pour batter into prepared pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. While still warm, poke holes in the cake with a fork.

  4. For the glaze: In a saucepan, combine butter, sugar, buttermilk and vanilla. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat, then reduce heat and cook for 5 minutes. Pour glaze over warm cake, then allow to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

643 Calories
36g Fat
79g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 643
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 36g 46%
Saturated Fat 10g 52%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 324mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 79g 29%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 59g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 226mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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