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Old 04-09-2005, 07:19 PM   #1
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Carrot cake

An awsome recipe!! It it very yummy

Cake
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 20-ounce can crushed pineapple
2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 large eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup nonfat buttermilk
1/2 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups grated carrots (4-6 medium)
1/4 cup unsweetened flaked coconut

Frosting
2 tablespoons coconut chips or flaked coconut
12 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


1. To prepare cake: Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

2. Toast walnuts in a small baking pan in the oven until fragrant, 5 to 10 minutes. Drain pineapple in a sieve set over a bowl, pressing on the solids. Reserve the drained pineapple and 1/4 cup of the juice.

3. Whisk flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Whisk eggs, sugar, buttermilk, oil, vanilla and the 1/4 cup reserved pineapple juice in a large bowl until blended. Stir in pineapple, carrots and coconut. Add the dry ingredients and mix with a rubber spatula just until blended. Stir in the nuts. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan, spreading evenly.

4. Bake the cake until the top springs back when touched lightly and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack.

5. To prepare frosting & finish cake: Place coconut in a small baking pan and toast in the oven at 300°F, stirring several times, until light golden, 5 to 10 minutes.

6. Beat cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar and vanilla in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Spread the frosting over the cooled cake. Sprinkle with the coconut

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Old 04-09-2005, 07:24 PM   #2
 
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Oh oh.....and here I am trying to lose weight.

I loves me some carrot cake!
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Old 04-10-2005, 01:36 AM   #3
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oooooh Carrot cake. I'm drooling now.
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Old 04-10-2005, 12:38 PM   #4
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I know! Carrot cake is my weakness!!
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Old 06-08-2005, 03:16 PM   #5
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OH wow, YUMMY YUMMY, and here I'm on a friggin diet :o(
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Old 06-08-2005, 03:28 PM   #6
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Texas - if carrot cake sounds good to you, but you're on a diet, try steaming some carrot slices, then add a bit of cinnamon and ginger to the condensation from the steam.
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Old 06-08-2005, 03:29 PM   #7
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Oh, thanks a lot, jkath. I was vicariously eating all these wonderful cakes this afternoon instead of making a real one and you had to go and mention the "D" word.
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I'll try that, thanks jkath
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Old 06-08-2005, 04:23 PM   #9
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Texas, it's amazing how your taste buds equate spices/fresh herbs with "no-no foods"...use them to your advantage! The only one to stay away from is salt.
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Old 06-08-2005, 04:27 PM   #10
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I can deal with that one. I hate salt.
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