Best Ever Carrot Cake

Travel Food Recipes

Wow! Your family will be impressed when you uncover this beauty at your destination. The oil makes this cake keep well, provided it's kept cool.

BEST EVER CARROT CAKE

For one cake, 8 to 10 servings, you will need:
1-3/4 cups granulated sugar
1-1/2 cups oil
4 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
2 cups peeled and grated carrots
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1 can (8 oz.) crushed pineapple
1 cup shredded coconut
Cream cheese frosting, recipe follows

Beat together oil, sugar and eggs until well blended. In a bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and cloves. Add to egg-sugar mixture, mixing well. Drain the pineapple well. Add carrots, walnuts and pineapple to mixture. Mix well. Pour batter into a greased and floured 9- or 10-inch cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour or until a pick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cake cool on rack.

Prepare frosting. Split cake into 2 layers. Assemble. Cover with the frosting. Sprinkle with the coconut.

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

Cream together 2, eight-ounce packages cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

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