Mom's Carrot Cake

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The difference between this and other carrot cakes is the fact that the carrots are pre-cooked instead of raw. It is a really moist cake that is better the day after it is made. Cake tastes best after refrigerating overnight.

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Servings:
18
Yield:
1 to 9 - x inch cake

Ingredients

  • 6 carrots, quartered

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 3 eggs

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • ¾ cup vegetable oil

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • ¾ cup buttermilk

  • 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple with juice

  • 1 (3.5 ounce) package flaked coconut

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

  • ½ (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan, cover carrots with water. Bring water to a boil and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Let cool and mash.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs. Add vegetable oil, buttermilk, 2 cups white sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Add flour, baking soda, ground cinnamon and salt. Mix in pineapple, 2 cups mashed carrots, nuts and coconut.

  3. Pour into paper towel-lined 13 x 9 x 2-1/2 inch pan.

  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 55 minutes, or until cake tests done.

  5. Place cake on a plate, and allow to cool completely before frosting.

  6. To Make Frosting: Combine cream cheese, melted butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and confectioners' sugar. Spread on cooled cake. Cake tastes best after refrigerating overnight.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

424 Calories
21g Fat
56g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 424
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 299mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 42g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 187mg 4%

* 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.