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Buttermilk Clouds

Ken's Carrot Cake

carrot cake
I had a request from my husband for carrot cake. So, I thought yeah....I want to try something a little different. When I mentioned to him that I was going to try a new recipe...ahhh...well...it isn't pretty to see a grown man cry. He wanted carrot cake. My carrot cake. Actually not my carrot cake. This recipe was from a friend at work that always brought it in when we had pot lucks at work. Huge hit. Here it is.

Carrot cake ingredients

Ken's Carrot Cake
2 cups sugar
2 cups cake flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup oil
3 cups grated carrots
4 eggs
1 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350. Beat eggs and sugar until fluffy. Add remaining ingredients and beat a minute or two. Bake in 3 9" round cake pans; cover bottom of pans with wax paper. for 30 minutes or until done. Let cool in pans on racks for 5 minutes, then remove from pan and completely cool before frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting*
1 8 ounce cream cheese, softened
1 stick butter, softened
1 box powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Beat all ingredients until light and fluffy.

*I make 1 1/2 times this recipe, or even double it, in order to frost a three layer cake easily.

slice of cake

This cake is every bit as good as it looks! Be ready for a sugar high!!

The rest of the meal was special too. It featured grilled portabella sandwiches and included corn on the cob, fresh purple hull peas, cornbread and fresh tomatoes. Of course, iced sweet tea was served. Is that a summer meal or what?


purple hull peas


By: Sharon Pickering | 7/15/2007 at 4:23 PM | If you want, you can leave a comment by clicking here.


  1. Blogger Deborah | 7/16/2007 10:45 AM |  

    I was going to make a carrot cake for my husbands birthday this weekend, but made a cheesecake instead. Your carrot cake looks wonderful!

  2. Blogger the.red.mantissa | 7/16/2007 3:10 PM |  

    yum ... carrot cake.

    you know, this past wknd i had pancakes and i thought of you.

    hope the move is going ok ... and the new job ...

    just sayin hi ...

    its roxanne/the red mantissa

  3. Blogger annie | 7/16/2007 3:32 PM |  

    @Deborah, I bet the cheese cake was good! Did you post a recipe on your blog? I didn't see one.

    @Roxanne, Hi!! I hope they were buttermilk pancakes, lol. The move is over...I'm slowly creeping back into life again. Mostly unpacked, getting use to the new job. ugh. The house sale fell through after we were already in Florida. That brought me to my knees. Now we are facing 2 mortgages until the house sells. A strain on our budget to say the least, but I'm adjusting to that too. Surprising how resilient we are when the chips are down.

    I have looked at your blog off and on...looking up things. Template info I think. So nice to hear from you.

  4. Blogger hillgrandmom | 7/20/2007 10:52 AM |  

    Annie, it's good to see you back:)

  5. Blogger annie | 7/20/2007 1:45 PM |  

    @hillgrandmom, Hi! It's good to hear from you again. I feel like I'm touching base with old friends. Hope your family is well.

  6. Blogger Laila | 8/04/2007 3:43 AM |  

    Hi! Thank you for posting the carrot cake recipe! I tried it yesterday and it was a success. The cake is delicious and wonderful!

    One question: Would you mind if I posted a translated version of the recipe in my Norwegian blog and then linked to this page as the source? (I would then use my own photo of the cake).

  7. Blogger annie | 8/04/2007 3:46 AM |  

    @laila, So happy it turned out for you. It is a great cake. Simple and good.

    I wouldn't mind at all if you put this on your blog. A link back would be really nice. I can't wait to see your cake!!

  8. Blogger Laila | 8/04/2007 5:54 AM |  

    Great, thanks!
    You may see my cake HERE!

  9. Blogger *bermuda bride* | 8/05/2007 1:05 PM |  

    That looks like quite the southern summer meal. Makes me think of our Grandma Baldwin :) She would be so proud!
    The cake looks awesome and i KNOW it tasted just as good..

  10. Blogger Scale Junkie | 1/23/2008 11:09 AM |  

    I was on BlogU site and my head started to hurt because I don't know where to start! I'm certain a piece of this cake would cure my pains so next time you make this, please email a piece to me, faxing it would be way too messy.

  11. Blogger annie | 1/23/2008 5:27 PM |  

    @scale junkie, BlogU is supposed to cure the headache...not cause it!! Baby steps.

    Cake en route.