Introduction: Carrot Cake - Really Nice.

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Let me first tel you that this takes normally 30 minutes to 1 hour to prepare and almost only couple of hours to cook the same. Now lets see the steps.

Step 1: Note These Ingredients

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For Cake the list is :
3 medium-sized carrots, peeled
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup corn oil
3 eggs, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup shredded coconut (sweetened variety)
3/4 cup canned crushed pineapple, drained

for Frosting the list is :
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
6 tablespoons butter, softened
3 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoon lemon juice

thats all, and serve with lots of love :) to make it lovely.

Step 2: Peel Your Carrots

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Peel your carrots, and roughly chop 2 of them. Have a look at attached image, it would help you a lot.

Step 3: Simmer for About 10 Minutes

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Throw the chopped carrots in a pot and cover with water, and simmer for about 10 minutes.

Step 4: Shred/grate

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And shred/grate the un-chopped carrots:

Step 5: Drain

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Drain the carrots that were simmering, and throw in a food processor or blender, and puree them.

Step 6: Sifting for Softing

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Sift the flour, sugar, baking soda and cinnamon into a large bowl. Sifting helps the flour absorb more of the liquid, and makes for a moister, softer cake.

Step 7: Use Oil

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Add the oil, eggs and vanilla.

Step 8: Mixing

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Beat them well with your mixer.

Step 9: Mix All

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Fold in the carrot puree, grated carrot, walnuts, coconut and pineapple.

Step 10: Grease Em

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Take whatever you're cooking it in. You can do in in a glass baking dish, or like me, taking 2 9-inch round foil cake pans, to make a 2-layer cake. Grease you pan, and line with parchment or wax paper. Grease them up too.

Step 11: Add With Cake

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Add your cake mixture to your cake tins:

Step 12: Oven and Cooling

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Now, put into a 350F oven. The cooking time depends on what you're cooking it in. Mine took about 40 minutes. Since my stove is gas, I rotated the cakes between the middle shelf and the top shelf, to maintain regular temperatures. You'll know it's done with a toothpick comes out clean, when sticking it down into the carrot cake.

Cool them on a rack for ten minutes:

Step 13: Knife

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After 10 minutes, flip your carrot cake out onto the rack. You might need to run a thin knife around the edge of the pan to loosen it, but for the most part it should plop right out. Let it cool completely.

Step 14: Frosting

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Now, let's make some frosting for the carrot cake.

Put your softened butter and cream cheese into a large mixing bowl, and mix well.
Slowly add your confectioners sugar, while mixing.

Step 15: Mixing

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See attached image

Step 16: Add Them

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Don't do like I did, and start mixing too fast and sugar flew everywhere :)

Add your vanilla, and lemon juice. Mix, and you've got icing.

Step 17: And the Last Step

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Ice your cake dependant on what type you made. If it's two like mine, you'll put one on a platter, ice the top, and lay the second on that. Then ice the whole thing.

now, just prepare it and let me know, did you and your family members like it?


Arellanov (author)2009-07-16

Good day, I made the recipe and the cake was really good. But found it a little too sweet for me. I think in the ingredients the 3 medium carrots can be substituted for a more specific amount in cups. I think that would balance the general result. But overall it was great with a cup of coffee. I made it in a small electric oven and the amount of time was 60 minutes. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

firefighter1333 (author)2008-07-01

my father had found another recipe for carrot cake;yummy!. im gonna ask him if he can make this one too! if evryone likes it then il send you a comment.

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