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Florence's Carrot Cake

I received this recipe from a neighbor of mine many years ago. Just recently she called me and could not believe that her Mom, Florence's carrot cake recipe was on our blog post. 
It's fall time, and on this beautiful day, you can hear the tractors and machinery tilling up the land, planting winter wheat.  What better treat than to serve a fresh piece of moist carrot cake loaded with almonds and a fresh cup of coffee.  We don't know how long the weather will last.

Florence's Carrot Cake
  • 3 cups of raw carrots, grated, set aside
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups salad oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups white flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped almonds
Follow normal cake making directions.
  1. Mix sugar, oil, and eggs. Add vanilla and the combined dry ingredients and nuts.
  2. Add the carrots to the batter and stir well.
  3. Bake in a well greased 9 x 13 pan at 350 F for 45 minutes.
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
Soften butter, add cream cheese and blend until smooth. Add powdered sugar and spread on cake when cool.  Sprinkle chopped almonds on top. This cake becomes better with age and freezes so well.

 This cake will be going along on a road trip to visit family for Thanksgiving weekend.


  1. We LOOOVE carrot cake, and without the pineapple in it makes it even better for my daughter with allergies. I will most certainly give this one a try. Enjoy the camping trip;-}.......aaah campfire, fresh coffee, cake and good company. Doesn't get much better than that! (hope it won't rain).

  2. Carrot cake with zucchini..that's got to be a healthy cake right? Looks delicious and very pretty china to serve it in!
    Enjoy your camping trip!

  3. Love The cake. I have an excellent recipe to share with you do check it out, it' s the best carrot cake I have had.

  4. You said carrot cake...which campsite are you at? You might just have some friends popping by to sample...and sit around the fire with you. Looks yummy!

  5. What a beautiful photograph (I love the china).

  6. I love carrot cake too .. .I'll have to hold this recipe beside mine. . it's so fun to compare recipes. What a great dessert to have camping. .and it keeps so well. Good choice.

  7. Maybe I would have liked camping more if I went with friends like you or Lovella or Judy or any Mennonite girl!!

  8. I love your blog. Your group
    does a great job.

  9. Oh goodness girls, you make me want to jump up and make a carrot cake. They are so moist and I love all the spices. Guess I'll put that on my list of things to do.
    Happy Twirls

  10. I added pineapple to mine. Made the mistake to freeze it. It became wet and falling apart. Any suggestions what to do with it?


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