Photo from my sister-in-law Ruby because I forgot to take one
I have been craving carrot cake for the longest time! I finally was able to find this awesome recipe from allrecipes.com. It seriously is the best carrot cake that I have EVER had it is delicious!!!
INGREDIENTS 3 eggs 3/4 cup buttermilk 3/4 cup vegetable oil 1 1/2 cups white sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 1/2 cups shredded carrots 1 cup flaked coconut 1 cup chopped walnuts 1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple with juice 1 cup raisins My folders:
DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 9X13 inch pan. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside. In a large bowl, combine eggs, buttermilk, oil, sugar and vanilla. Mix well. Add flour mixture and mix well. In a medium bowl, combine shredded carrots, coconut, walnuts, pineapple and raisins. Using a large wooden spoon or a very heavy whisk, add carrot mixture to batter and fold in well. Pour into prepared 9X13 inch pan, and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes. Check with toothpick. Allow to cool for at least 20 minutes before serving.
Cream Cheese Frosting
8oz cream cheese 1/2 cup butter 1 tsp lemon extract (or could use almond extract, or orange extract) 2 tsp vanilla 2 cups powdered sugar
In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter until creamy. Mix in the lemon and vanilla extracts, then gradually stir in the powderd sugar.