24-Karat Cake :)

Old 07-21-02, 01:42 PM
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24-Karat Cake :)

No you won't need 24 carrots for this one, BUT it IS one of the BEST carrot cakes out there!


2 Eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla
6 ounces Veg.Oil
1 teaspoon Salt

1 1/2 teaspoons Baking powder

2 teaspoons Cinnamon
1 cup Sugar

1 1/4 cups All-purpose flour

1 cup Carrots -- grate fine

1 cup Walnuts -- well-chopped

Optional but BEST:
1/2 cup Light raisins --


6 ounces Cream cheese -- softened

1/4 pound Butter

1 pound Powdered sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons Orange extract

1 teaspoon Spice Island orange peel

1 tablespoon Light corn syrup or pancake --

1 tablespoon Cornstarch or flour

Combine first 8 ingredients with electric mixer on

Beat 3 minutes scraping down sides of bowl often.
Remove beaters. Stir in last 3 ingredients.

Grease and flour 9" square pan. Spread batter evenly in

Bake at 325~ about 50 minutes.

Cool in pan about 30 minutes.

Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting and sprinkle with
additional walnuts

ICING-Cream the cream cheese with the butter until light
and fluffy, using med-high speed of electric mixer.

Add half of the sugar, increasing speed to high.
Add extract and peel and beat about 1 minute.

Scrape down sides of bowl often.
Resume beating adding remaining powdered sugar.

Beat smooth. Frost sides and top of cake.

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