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Re: Feb 3 Today is NATIONAL CARROT CAKE DAY!!!

On 2/3/2015 Hooty said:

Yum, love carrot cake, favorite part is the cream cheese icing, LOL!

{#emotions_dlg.thumbup} Ditto this!!! I justify it in saying that the carrot part is healthy. Smile

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Re: Feb 3 Today is NATIONAL CARROT CAKE DAY!!!

Martha Stewart has a recipe for carrot cake sandwich cookies--with a cream cheese filling in the center. Dear Universe these are amazing. I haven't made them in some time, but they were a semi-regular part of my baking repertoire for a while there. If these interest you, I think you can go straight to the MS website and search these. Smiley Happy

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Re: Feb 3 Today is NATIONAL CARROT CAKE DAY!!!

I really love carrot cake, too. For a change, sometimes I will make it and put vanilla frosting on it. It tastes good that way, too.

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Re: Feb 3 Today is NATIONAL CARROT CAKE DAY!!!

I love carrot cake with coffee. It's my favorite right behind chocolate.

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Re: Feb 3 Today is NATIONAL CARROT CAKE DAY!!!

Actually, I received a Free Nothing But Bundts...Birthday.Bundlet and I decided to have a Carrot Cake One.

For my Wedding, my husband and I decided upon Carrot Cake. My father wanted Black Forest. Apparently, he changed it because when we cut the cake, it wasn't Carrot Cake!

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Re: Feb 3 Today is NATIONAL CARROT CAKE DAY!!!

On 2/3/2015 HonnyBrown said:

I had a slice of carrot cake from an Amish dessert stand in Philadelphia's Reading Terminal over 20 years ago. I still remember the texture and flavors. It ruined me for all other carrot cakes!

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Re: Feb 3 Today is NATIONAL CARROT CAKE DAY!!!

On 2/3/2015 DogLvr said:

Actually, I received a Free Nothing But Bundts...Birthday.Bundlet and I decided to have a Carrot Cake One.

For my Wedding, my husband and I decided upon Carrot Cake. My father wanted Black Forest. Apparently, he changed it because when we cut the cake, it wasn't Carrot Cake!

Oh no!

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Re: Feb 3 Today is NATIONAL CARROT CAKE DAY!!!

My friend, who is a pastry chef, made my favorite carrot cake for my wedding. I told him I wanted a cake with columns to hold the three layers up in place. During my reception, the cake fell and he blamed meSmiley Sad. He should have known that the moist cake couldn't withstand being held up by columns. My favorite carrot cake is with cream cheese frosting.
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Re: Feb 3 Today is NATIONAL CARROT CAKE DAY!!!

Anyone have a good recipe?
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Re: Feb 3 Today is NATIONAL CARROT CAKE DAY!!!

lavendersage posted this recipe a long time ago...it is one of my FAV carrot cake recipes!!

http://community.qvc.com/forums/recipe/topic/287021/golden-gate-carrot-cake.aspx

Golden Gate Carrot Cake

page 192- National Grange Family Cookbook from Country Kitchens (adaptedwith my changes)

Preheat oven to 350.

In a medium bowl whisk together and set aside:

2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons flaxseed meal

In a kitchen aid mixer, mix together:

3 eggs

¾ cup oil (I melted coconut oil in the microwave until it equaled ¾ cup liquid)

¾ cup buttermilk

1 ½ cup sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla

Add dry ingredients and mix until blended.

Then add:

1 (8 oz.) can crushed pineapple, drained

3 cups carrots- grated

1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

1 cup grated coconut

½ cup golden raisins, coarsely chopped

Pour into greased and floured 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 350 for 50-55 minutes or until cake tests done.

Pour Buttermilk glaze over hot cake. The cake will absorb the glaze.

Buttermilk Glaze

2/3 - ¾ cup sugar

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ cup buttermilk

1 teaspoon light corn syrup

6 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 teaspoon vanilla