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Grandma's Carrot Cake

Grandma's Carrot Cake

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heybejay

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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  • Calories:
  • 643 kcal
  • 32%
  • Fat:
  • 35.5 g
  • 55%
  • Carbs:
  • 78.5g
  • 25%
  • Protein:
  • 6.1 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 74 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 324 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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.
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BEV0426
51
12/29/2004

I love Carrot Cake, but hate shredding those carrots. So, when I make a carrot cake, I want it to be GOOD. This one is delicious. I served it after Christmas Dinner and got 2 "THIS IS THE BEST carrot cake I have ever had" responses!!!

DIANNA CAMPBELL
34
4/19/2003

I tried this recipe today and it was really delicious. Very moist and not as heavy as my old recipe. The buttermilk glaze is easy and tastes great on this cake. Much lighter than the usual cream cheese frosting. Made it for Super Bowl Sunday and everyone loves it! Thanks

SKerber
27
5/17/2007

This is the best carrot cake that I have ever tasted. I made it with cream cheese frosting and it was absolutely delicious. My friends were also amazed at how nice it was.