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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Grammy’s Apple-Carrot Cake

My mother made this fabulous cake recently and I just had to get the recipe! Deeelicious!

Grammy’s Apple-Carrot Cake
It's great for breakfast, somewhat healthy (thanks to the apples and carrots), and tastes even better the next day!

makes 12-16 servings

1 1/2 cups oil
2 c sugar
4 eggs
1 c grated carrots
2 c grated apples
2 c flour
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 c chopped pecans (optional)
Icing (optional...recipe follows)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 10-inch tube pan. 
Cream oil and sugar well. Add eggs and beat. Add carrots and apples. 
Combine dry ingredients. Add to moist ingredients and mix well.
Add vanilla and pecans; blend well.
Pour batter into cake pan and bake for 50 to 60 minutes.
When done, set on a rack to cool for 15 minutes. 
While still warm, invert pan over a plate and shake lightly until cake loosens.
Drizzle icing over cake.

Combine 2 cups confectioner’s sugar, 4 TBSP softened butter, 4 oz softened cream cheese and 1 tsp vanilla. 
Mix until creamy. Add 2 TBSP warm water and put icing in a squeeze bottle. Drizzle over cake. Slice, serve and enjoy! 

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