Thursday, March 17, 2011


This recipe has been in my recipe box for so long, that it seriously needs to be replaced. It is covered with thumbprints and little vanilla splash stains that have accumulated over the last 30 years. Every time I see the card, it reminds me of the times I made this for my children and I can't bring myself to make a new card. It is a deliciously MOIST and easy cake.

2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups granulated sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
2 cups grated carrots
1 cup crushed pineapple (most of a 20 oz. can)
1 cup chopped pecans
Mix the dry ingredients and set aside. With an electric mixer, beat eggs and oil until very well combined. Add the dry ingredients and beat until smooth. Stir in the nuts, grated carrots & pineapple (squeeze it dry then measure will take most of a 20 ounce can). Stir until smooth.
Pour batter into a greased and floured pan. Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven. If you are using a 9" x 13" pan, bake it for 1 hour. If you are using a large tube pan, like an angel food pan, bake it for 1 hour and 10 minutes. There is just a little too much batter for MY bundt pan, but if you have a BIG bundt pan, bake it for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Test for doneness with toothpick.
Let baked cake rest for about 10 minutes, then turn it out of the pan.