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Aunt Hattie’s Carrot Cake

Aunt Hattie’s Carrot Cake
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Aunt Hattie's Carrot Cake

July 1, 2019
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This is my Aunt Hattie's Carrot Cake from 1948. It's moist and delicous. I have very fond memories of going to her house when I was young and watching her cook. I wish I had more of her recipes.


  • 3 cups flour, sifted
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple, drained well
  • 1 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, small chop
  • 1/4 cup raisins

  • Frosting
  • 12 oz Cream Cheese, softened
  • 6 Tblsps butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 24 oz powdered sugar
  • Step 1 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Step 2 Grease and flour two round 8 inch cake pans. Line the bottom with parchment paper.
  • Step 3 In a large bowl, sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon together and set aside. Reserve 1 Tblsp of flour.
  • Step 4 Combine the sugar and eggs in a large bowl. Mix well on medium speed.
  • Step 5 Add the grated carrots and drained crushed pineapple and mix well.
  • Step 6 Reduce the speed to low and gradually pour in the vegetable oil.
  • Step 7 Add the sifted flour mixture to the wet ingredients, 1/3 at a time. Once incorporated, stop. Do not overmix.
  • Step 8 In a small bowl, toss the raisins with the remaining flour.
  • Step 9 Fold the raisins and walnuts into the batter with a spatula.
  • Step 10 Divide the cake batter evenly between the two cake pans. Smooth the tops.
  • Step 11 Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or cake is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Step 12 Cool the cakes on a wire rack for 15 to 20 minutes or until the cake is cool to the touch. Do not frost the cake when warm.
  • Step 13 Frosting:  Beat the softened cream cheese, butter and vanilla in a large bowl with a mixer until blended.  Add sugar gradually, beating after each addition until blended and smooth.
  • Step 14 To Assemble:Place one cake round upside down on a stand or carboard cake round.
  • Step 15 Spread some frosting on top of this layer.
  • Step 16 Add the second layer upside down (flat side up).
  • Step 17 Frost the top and side of cake as a crumb coat.  Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.  Remove from refrigerator and frost.  Piping around the top and bottom edge and adding a piped carrot on the top makes for a nice presentation.
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