Recipe Box

More than just Carrot Cake

Bake – 350 for 45 - 50 mins

2 cup sugar

1 ½ cups vegetable oil

3 large eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla 

2 ½ cups sifted all-purpose flour

2 teaspoon cinnamon

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

2 cups shredded carrots

1 cups coconut flakes

1 can crushed pineapple 20oz (drain but keep juice)

1 cup chopped walnuts/pecans 

Preheat the oven to 350

Combine sugar, oil, eggs & vanilla in a large bowl and mix well. Sift flour, cinnamon,  baking soda, and salt before adding to mixture. Once combined fold in carrots, pineapple, coconut, and chopped nuts. Pour mixture into greased pan/pans.

I used two 9" round pans and bake in a 350 oven for around 45 - 50 mins or until the tester comes out of the cake clean.

Once baked remove from oven and let cool. Once cool sprinkle or spray the pineapple juice over the cakes for added moisture. I do this just before the icing goes on.

I use the Better Homes and Garden Recipe for Cream Cheese Icing. However, I usually add a little less powdered sugar than it calls for and add some salt to balance out the sweetness. 

Nanny Higgin's Banana Bread Recipe

Bake – 350 for 1 to 1 ½ hours

½ cup margarine or butter

1 cup sugar

2 large eggs

1 cup mashed very ripe bananas

1 teaspoon lemon juice

2 cups sifted all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon salt

1 cup chopped nuts 

Cream butter and sugar well, add beaten eggs; mix well. Add mashed bananas & lemon juice. Mix well….add sifted flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together and add to creamed mixture. Fold in the chopped nuts. Grease 2 loaf pans, then flour and shake out excess flour. Pour batter into pans and bake at 350 for 1 to 1 ½ hours.