Friday, December 30, 2011

Lisa's Famous Carrot Cake

This is without a doubt the best carrot cake on the planet. I hope I can do it justice. I will be making this for the first time this afternoon. I am not much of a baker. I tend to limit my sweet tooth cooking to pies. But after Dave brought some of Lisa's carrot cake to work, I knew I was going to have to give this a try someday and today is the day. Here is the recipe. I will let you know how it turned out.

Lisa’s Famous Carrot Cake

2 cups of flour
2 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
3 eggs
1 ¼ cups oil
2 cups white sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups coconut
1 cup crushed pineapple including juice
2 cups grated carrots

1.       Stir together flour, cinnamon, salt and baking soda and set aside.
2.       Beat eggs, add oil the sugar.
3.       Stir in vanilla. Add flour mixture.
4.       Blend well, add coconut, pineapple, juice and carrots
5.       Pour into buttered waxed paper 9 x 13in. pan.
6.       Bake just above centre in 350F oven for 50 minutes or until done.
7.       Let set in pan 10 minutes before removing to rack


½ cup butter
2 4oz. packages of cream cheese
3 cups icing sugar
2 tsp. vanilla

1.       Cream butter and cheese together. Add vanilla then the icing sugar.
2.       Blend well, spread over cake.

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