Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

Serves 20 

Source: Judy Eshom

This carrot cake has everything in it.  Moist and chunky, it is absolutely delicious. I have been making this recipe since the early 70’s when one of my roommates (Judy) shared it with me. The Cream Cheese Frosting finishes it wonderfully.

1

cup

oil 

8

fl. ounces

236

ml

1

cup

sugar (caster)

10.5

ounces

300

grams

3

large

eggs

 

 

 

l

1

tsp

vanilla

 

 

5

ml

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

cups

flour (plain)

10

ounces

285

grams

2

tsp

baking soda

 

 

10

ml

1

tsp

salt

 

 

5

ml

2

tsp

cinnamon

 

 

10

ml

1

dash

nutmeg

 

 

 

 

1

dash

cloves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

cups

grated carrots

 

 

500

ml

20

oz can

crushed pineapple, drained

 

 

567

grams

1

cup

walnuts, chopped 

4

ounces

115

grams

1

cup

golden raisins  (light sultanas)

5

ounces

145

grams

Prepare pan(s) by lining the bottom with parchment or waxed paper, cut to fit the pan.

Mix eggs, sugar, oil and vanilla.  Whisk until well mixed.

Sift together the flour, soda, salt and spices in a separate bowl.
Add to liquid ingredients and mix well.

Add remaining ingredients and stir until blended.

Bake at 350  [175C] as follows:

2

9"

round pans

30-35

minutes

[23 cm]

2

8" x l2"

rectanglular pans

30-35

minutes

[20 cm x 30.5 cm]

1

9" x 13"

rectangular pan

40-45

minutes

[23 cm x 33 cm]

Notes:

This recipe works equally well using whole wheat flour in place of white and honey instead of sugar.

Cream Cheese Frosting

cup

butter, room temperature

4

ounces

115

grams

1

lb

cream cheese, softened

16

ounces

455

grams

4

cups

powdered sugar (icing)

16

ounces

455

grams

2

tsp

vanilla

 

 

10

ml

Make sure the cream cheese is at room temperature and is fairly soft. If not, heat gently at low power in the microwave. If it is cold and firm you will never get all the little lumps out of it.

Beat the cream cheese until smooth and creamy. 
Add the butter and continue beating until smooth and well blended.
Add sugar and vanilla and beat well.

If desired, add 1 tsp. [5 ml] cinnamon.

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