Gooey Garden Carrot Cake

author: gallantdc56

created: 2011-11-12 12:42:09




Gooey Garden Carrot Cake Preheat oven to 375° and prepare very large cake pans covered in Crisco and then dusted with flour. I use parchment paper on the bottom of 3 round cake pans. Combine in a large bowl: 2 cups flour 2 cups sugar 2 tsp. baking soda 3 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. baking powder Combine in a smaller bowl: 4 eggs 2 tsp. vanilla 1 1/2 cups corn oil Combine ingredients in the larger bowl and add: 3 cups shredded carrots 1 16 oz. can crushed pineapple drained 1 box chopped dates 1 cup large flaked coconut 1 cup pecan halves 1 cup raisins Mix all together and fill pans 3/4 full and bake for approximately 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Topping 1: Mix together and boil for 5 min.... 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/4 cup butter 1 tsp. vanilla Prick the top of the hot cake with a fork and pour the mixture over the top. Topping 2: Mix together 4 cups powdered sugar 2 8-oz packages cream cheese, room temperature 1/2 c (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature 4 tsp. vanilla