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Sister Beth's Carrot Cake

Sister Beth's Carrot Cake

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One of my sisters, Beth, learned how to make carrot cake in home economics class in 1978. A few years ago I asked her to write down what she remembered from the recipe. Only remembering two-thirds of the ingredients, I completed the recipe by trial and error. It was worth all the effort. Simply delicious.

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  • Calories:
  • 614 kcal
  • 31%
  • Fat:
  • 36 g
  • 55%
  • Carbs:
  • 69.6g
  • 22%
  • Protein:
  • 6.4 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 76 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 409 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Grease and flour a 9x13-inch baking pan.
  3. Whisk vegetable oil, white sugar, eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract together in a bowl until smooth.
  4. Combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl.
  5. Stir oil mixture into flour mixture until a well-mixed batter forms.
  6. Fold carrots, pineapple, coconut, and walnuts into batter; pour into prepared baking pan.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 1 hour; cool completely, about 1 hour.
  8. Whisk confectioners' sugar, cream cheese, butter, and a dash vanilla extract together in a bowl until well blended; spread over cooled cake.
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Reviews

Kathy G
2
9/13/2014

Great cake! Didn't add nuts though'

grampnana
1
12/1/2014

Excellent. Drain your pineapple thoroughly. Did not have/use coconut. Thanks for sharing!

Cansas6254
1
5/7/2014

I made this for my family and they loved it! I did add chocolate chips and excluded the coconut. Followed the rest to a T, came out perfect.