Friday, December 6, 2013

Carrots on Hand….

The lake has entirely melted and there's not a trace of ice! I'm gonna grate carrots. 

Carrot Cake..........

3 C flour
2 tsp cinnamon
2 C sugar
1 1/2 C oil
2 tsp baking powder
4 eggs (5 if not large)
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 C chopped nuts (pecans)
1/2 tsp salt
3C grated carrots

350º 1 hour or more in tube pan. (test with toothpick)

To make it into a fruit cake add any or all:
citron
candied cherries
raisins
sugared fruit rind
chopped dates



Cream Cheese Frosting

1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 to 3 teaspoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar
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Carrot Bread……..
1/4 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup water
1 cup raisins
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups flour, sifted before measuring
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup grated raw carrots

Preparation:
In a saucepan, combine shortening, sugar, water, raisins, salt, and spices. Bring to a boil and boil for 3 minutes; remove from heat and let cool. Sift together the flour, baking powder, and soda. Add sifted ingredients to shortening mixture. Add chopped nuts, vanilla, and grated carrots; mix well. Turn batter into a greased 9x5x3-inch loaf pan and bake at 375° for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.

3 comments:

  1. mmmm.....I can smell it cooking! I'll bet it's really moist, too! I'll bring some hot chocolate to go with it!

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  2. Carrot cake and cream cheese frosting is a favorite around here!!!! With LITD bringing the hot chocolate, I guess all I'll bring with ME is my appetite!!!

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  3. I love carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. So good!

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