This was my grandmother's apple pie recipe. I have never seen another one quite like it. It will always be my favorite and has won me several first place prizes in local competitions. I hope it becomes one of your favorites as well!
Original recipe yields 16 servings
- 6 cups grated carrots
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup raisins
- 4 eggs
- 1 ½ cups white sugar
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup crushed pineapple, drained
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
Step 1 : In a medium bowl, combine grated carrots and brown sugar. Set aside for 60 minutes,
then stir in raisins.
Step 2 : Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 10 inch cake pans.
Step 3 : In a large bowl, beat eggs until light. Gradually beat in the white sugar, oil and vanilla. Stir in the pineapple. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, stir into the wet mixture until absorbed. Finally, stir in the carrot mixture and the walnuts. Pour evenly into the prepared pans.
Step 4 : Bake for 45 to 50 minutes in the preheated oven, until cake tests done with a toothpick. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan. When completely cooled, frost with cream cheese frosting.
457 calories; protein 5.9g 12% DV; carbohydrates 66.3g 21% DV; fat 20.2g 31% DV; cholesterol 46.5mg 16% DV; sodium 315.2mg 13% DV.