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Print This Lucile's Delicious and Healthy Carrot Cake Recipe

Lucile’s Carrot Cake Recipe

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This carrot cake recipe was featured in a church cookbook from the Pickering (MO) United Methodist Church back in the ‘60’s. My aunt, Lucile Gray, was the contributor. In honor of Aunt Lucile’s 93rd birthday, I’m sharing her carrot cake recipe with you here. Over the years, I have tweaked it a bit, but the basics are still the same. It’s moist and super delicious.

2 cups Sugar
4 Eggs
2 cups Flour
1 1/2 cups Wesson oil
3 small jars Baby food carrots
1 can Crushed pineapple, drained
1 cup Golden raisins
1 cup Walnuts
1 tsp Salt
2 tsp Baking soda
2 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Vanilla

Carrot Cake Frosting

1 package (8 ounces) Cream cheese
1 tsp Vanilla
1 box (16 ounces) Powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons Butter

Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~
Pan Type ~ 9 x 13 inch cake pan
Preheat oven, grease the cake pan.

Cream together the sugar, eggs, flour and oil. Add carrots and mix well. Add all other ingredients and mix well. Bake Lucile's carrot cake in a greased 9 x 13” cake pan, at 350 degrees for 60 minutes.

Lucile's FROSTING Recipe

Cream all ingredients together and spread on cooled carrot cake.
12 Servings
Nutrition facts:
Serving Size 219 g
Calories 513
Calories from Fat 236
Total Fat 26.2g 40%
Saturated Fat 5.8g 29%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 374mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 67.3g 22%
Dietary Fiber 2.4g 9%
Sugars 51.5g
Protein 6.0g
Vitamin A 5% • Vitamin C 17% • Calcium 3% • Iron 7%



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When Baking with Butter:

Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get “cool” butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.

When Mixing Cake Batter:

You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.

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