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Thursday, January 13, 2011

FTF: Carrot Cake

It was hubby's birthday last Sunday. He just turned 45. His favorite cake of all is carrot cake, and so I made him one for the first time out of scratch. For a first timer, this cake turned out to be very good. I got a recipe from, but decreased the sugar in the cake itself as well as the frosting.


3 eggs
3/4 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups shredded carrots
1 cup flaked coconut
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple with juice
1 cup raisins


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8x12 inch pan.
2. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl, combine eggs, buttermilk, oil, sugar and vanilla. Mix well. Add flour mixture and mix well.
4. In a medium bowl, combine shredded carrots, coconut, walnuts, pineapple and raisins.
5. Using a large wooden spoon or a very heavy whisk, add carrot mixture to batter and fold in well.
6. Pour into prepared 8x12 inch pan, and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour. Check with toothpick.
7. Allow to cool for at least 20 minutes before serving.


* 3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
* 1 (8 ounce) package Neufchatel cheese
* 1/2 cup butter, softened
* 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 1 cup chopped pecans

To Make Frosting: In a medium bowl, combine confectioners' sugar, Neufchatel cheese, 1/2 cup butter or margarine and 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla. Beat until smooth, then stir in 1 cup chopped pecans. Spread on cooled cake.


  1. Naglaway ko sa carrot cake ces, my fave hmm sayon ra tan awon ang ingredients hehe. naa pa diha panghatag

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  2. I really have trouble baking but you make it look so the layers...galing mommy!

  3. i admire people who can bake well. congrats to your successful carrot cake!:p

  4. wow nman, i'll save this recipe, tipong pwd kong i-test, tnx for sharing. happy bday to ur hubby. what a treat!

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  5. your hubby would love you even more for the effort of baking his favorite cake for his birthday. Happy bday to your hubby!Noobfoodie

  6. Oh my Cecil, your carrot cake is really mouth-watering! I would like to try your recipe one day and to taste your cake too hehe
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  7. Belated happy birthday also to your hubby :)

  8. Happy Birthday to ur hubby and I love carrot cake! So yum! :D

  9. Oh i like carrot cake. Happy FTF!

  10. Thanks for sharing your recipe sis and Happy birthday again to Matt!

  11. this cake is truly very healthy and yummy! galing mo ces, i wonder when I can bake too like this one. Happy Birthday to your Hubby!

  12. wow! first time..pero murag pag high end ang dating....yum! belated happy birthday kay hubby mo teCes,,,,:)

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  14. Haven't tried carrot cakes,Ate Ces.Your birthday cake looks so heavenly!Belated Happy Birthday to your husband!

  15. i'm not into carrot cake but that looks yummy! I might try to browse some recipes from the site that you listed above. :)

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  16. If only I have an over siguro I will have an interest to learn how to bake. I tasted one day a carrot cake and it so yummy healthy pa.

  17. That is ohhh so yummy! Belated happy birthday to your dear hubby.

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    I love carrot cake te ces!