Friday, September 14, 2007
Favorite Ingredients Friday (Carrot Cake)

Good Friday to you all! It's time for another Favorite Ingredients Friday recipe exchange! I can't wait to see what you all come up with.

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September 21- Sandwiches
October 5- Holiday Cooking, Blogger Style (2nd Edition)
October 19- Soups

The recipe I'm about to share was given to me by a co-worker named Paul. He got it from his mother. He swears it's the best carrot cake you'll ever taste. I like to dress up my cake with these fun frosting carrots on top and walnuts/pecans around the side. Enjoy! :)

Paul's Carrot Cake

1 3/4 c sugar (- 2 Tbsp)
1 1/4 c Wesson oil (+ 2 Tbsp)
4 eggs
2 c flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
3 c finely grated raw carrots
1/2 c chopped walnuts or pecans
1/4 c golden raisens

Cream sugar & oil until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.

Sift driy ingredients. Slowly add to creamed mixture & beat just until mixed. Fold in carrots & nuts. Bake in three 9" round cake pans (greased & floured) for 20 minutes in a 350 degree oven.
Now, you can't have carrot cake without cream cheese frosting, so here's that recipe as well!

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 (8 oz) package cream cheese
1/2 stick butter (4 Tbsp), not margarine
1 lb powdered sugar
1 small can crushed pineapple, well drained

Mix together the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla. Slowly add powdered sugar and then the crushed pineapple. Make sure the pineapple has been well drained or the filling/frosting will be too runny! This should be enough to frost a 3 layer cake, providing the filling between the layers.

Now, I look forward to seeing your Favorite Ingredients Friday recipe! I won't be able to visit your recipes right away but fear not, I will stop by to visit your recipe as soon as I can!

Don't forget to link your specific recipe post link on Mr. Linky so I can see what's cooking at your house!

Oh, and be sure to put the title of your recipe in parenthesis! It makes it so much quicker for me to go back and search for recipes as I build my weekly menu.

For guidelines and my past Favorite Ingredients Friday recipes, click here.

Thanks so much for your participation. I do appreciate it!

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At 8:02 PM, Blogger Jen said...

Your carrot cake looks awesome..this is Scott's favorite....I cannot wait for the Holiday Edition of FIF!!!!

At 8:20 PM, Blogger Tammy and Parker said...

I will SO be making this. YUM!

At 3:29 AM, Blogger Carey said...

I havent had carrot cake in a long time. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a safe trip.

At 5:59 AM, Blogger Nadine said...

I love, love, love carrot cake. But I've only made it once when I grated part of my finger with the carrots. So then I had to eat the whole thing myself!

At 6:24 AM, Blogger Be Inspired Always said...

My boys love carrot cake. Thank you for the recipe.


At 7:36 AM, Blogger Mrs.T said...

What a gorgeous cake! Carrot cake is just so wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

Have a great weekend!

At 8:33 AM, Blogger Renee's Ramblings said...

Delicious recipe! Thanks for sharing. I'm not much of a baker but my hubby loves carrot cake and so I'm going to try this. Have a great weekend.

At 8:40 AM, Anonymous Jessica said...

Sounds yummy! Thanks again for hosting FIF, I really do appreiciate it!!

At 9:36 AM, Blogger Renee's Ramblings said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I emailed you regarding the Secret sisters group. I think it would be great to have one for all bloggers!

At 10:27 AM, Blogger Lois E. Lane said... I'm REALLY hungry :)

At 1:56 PM, Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

MMMmmmm, I love carrot cake, you're making me HUNGRY! Love the photos in your side bar, too.

I think I will start a blog just called overwhelmed. Or maybe underwhelmed. Or maybe if I had some carrot cake, I'd be overwhelmed with JOY!

At 12:16 AM, Blogger Awesome Mom said...

Too bad this was not up yesterday. My husband loves carrot cake and it was his birthday. I just dug out a box cake that that had been hiding in the pantry.

At 5:56 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

that is a yummy looking carrot cake!


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