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Old 09-19-2017, 04:25 PM   #11
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In the oven right now. Only our carrots were so massive this year 2c=1 carrot!
YUM! Love fresh carrot cake....

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Old 10-06-2017, 11:30 AM   #12
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Oh my! Carrot cake is my ultimate fave cake since childhood. I never tried baking it since it looks complicated for me. But thanks for sharing this recipe...I think I have to give it a try. Can you share a picture? Thanks.

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Old 10-06-2017, 04:29 PM   #13
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Chief, would you permit me to send your recipe to my other Italian culinary newsgroup, it.hobby.cucina? I'm convinced it would be a huge success in Italy. I guarantee that all credits would be cited, as per normal in such situations, not only posting your name as the author but also DC as the site where it was published. Please let me know. Should you give me the go-ahead, I will post the information as it would appear on the Italian site, with translation attached.

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Old 10-10-2017, 05:20 PM   #14
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Piling on the carrot cake love - here's my recipe which has evolved a bit over the years. It has a traditional southern sauce called "fat sauce" to soak the cake with prior to icing that is amazing.

Oven 350 | Prepare 3 9 inch cake pans (butter, flour and parchment)

Make Cake: Stir together first 4 dry ingredients and set aside.

Beat eggs and next 4 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add flour mixture, beating until blended. Fold in carrot and next 3 ingredients. Pour batter into prepared cake pans.

Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Drizzle Fat Sauce evenly over layers; cool in pans on wire racks 15 minutes. Cool completely and leave in pans until ready to assemble cake.

Fat Sauce: Bring first 5 ingredients to a boil in a large heavy pan over medium heat. Boil, stirring often, 4 minutes until golden brown. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.

Cream Cheese Frosting: 3 8 oz blocks cream cheese, 1/2 C butter, 1 Tbl lemon zest, pinch of cinnamon, vanilla, salt, 6 C powdered sugar.


2 C flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp ground cinnamon

3 eggs
2 C sugar
3/4 C vegetable oil
3/4 C buttermilk
2 tsp vanilla extract

2 C grated carrot
1 (8-oz) can crushed pineapple, drained
1 C unsweet grated coconut
1 C chopped pecans/walnuts

Fat Sauce
1 C sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 C buttermilk
1/2 C butter
1 Tbl light corn syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract

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Old 10-20-2017, 11:44 PM   #15
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After all this time, I hav to ask, did anyone actually make the carrot cake recipe, and did you like it?

Oh, I haven't been on DC much as i have been crazy busy the last couple months. I'm still crazy busy, but needed to touch base with all of my freinds on DC and say hi. Hi.

Can you believe that it was 70 degrees F her in Sault Ste. Siberiea today, Oct 20. Normallly we are having heavy frost and it's threatenting to snow. I just brought my hot pepper plants, and my e everbearing strawberries into the house to winter over. We'll see how that works.

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