I made this cake as a donation for the benefit we went to last weekend . I love this cake !!!!! I don't make it much because I am the only one at home that likes it :(
So Last Friday afternoon I baked this cake ......
It rode in the car on the seat next to me for 2 hours . I could smell it ..........AH ! The almond extract !! So wonderful !!! I wanted a piece of this cake so bad that I had plans on bidding on it . Time came for the cake to be auctioned off and it when up to 50 or 60 dollars. I really didn't want to pay that much so I stopped bidding :(((
Really hope they enjoyed it .......
Here is the recipe for it , so easy to make too !!
Carrot Cake/ Italian Cream Cheese Frosting
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cup oil
1 tsp. almond extract
2 1/4 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp.baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 cups shredded carrots
2 cups flaked coconut
1 8 oz can crushed pineapple (drained)
1 cup chopped nuts (your choice) I use pecans
Combine sugar,oil,eggs,extracts and blend. Stir in flour,cinnamon,baking soda,and salt. Mix well Fold in carrots,coconuts, pineapple and nuts Pour into a greased 13 x 9 pan and bake at 350 for 50 minutes.
2 3oz. package of cream cheese
1 stick butter ( not margarine)
1/4 cup of cream(can milk)
2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
3 to 4 cups powdered sugar
1 cup coconut
Let cream cheese sit out in room temperature to soften. Combine cream cheese, butter,vanilla,salt and blend . Beat in enough powdered sugar to make mixture spreadable . Frost cake after it has cooled then add some coconut to the top and sides of cake .