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14-Carrot Cake

(Page 192 Farm Journal's Best-Ever Recipes)


2 1/2 cups sifted flour + 1/3 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/3 cup Crisco Oil
4 eggs
2 cups finely shredded carrots [mini carrots will work]
1 cup flaked coconut
1 drained cup of Dole Crushed Pineapple
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Pan: 3  9" Round cake pans - greased and floured [Yellowstone 3  8 x 8 x 1.5 foil pans - 2016 made 2 batches 6 pans]
Oven: 350'
Time: 40 minutes or until cakes test done.

1. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.
2. Add sugar, oil and eggs.
3. Beat at medium speed 1 minute.
4. Stir in carrots, pineapple, walnuts and coconut.
5. Bake.
6. Cool in pans on racks for 10 minutes.
7. Remove from pans and cool on racks.

Cream-Cheese Frosting
1/2 cup butter
1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 lb. powdered sugar.

1. Cream butter, cream cheese, and vanilla.
2. Add sugar.
3. Beat until smooth and creamy. (if to thick to spread, add milk and
beat)


How to Keep a Carrot Cake From Falling in the Middle

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Step 1 Lower the cooking temperature by 50 degrees F. and increase the baking time by 15 minutes.

                This allows the cake to bake slower, preventing the center from falling.

Step 2 Preheat your oven before baking the cake.

                This helps prevent the cake from puffing up in the center too quickly and falling halfway through the baking process.

Step 3 Decrease the amount of oil in the batter by 2 tbsp. for every 1 cup indicated in the recipe to keep the mixture from becoming too wet.

                When the batter is too wet, it causes the center of the cake to inflate quickly and fall halfway through baking.

Step 4 Reduce the amount of rising agent, such as baking powder or baking soda, by 1/2 tsp. for every 2 tsp. indicated in the recipe

                to prevent it from rising too quickly.

 

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