Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Nadine's amazing carrot cake.

I mentioned on Monday that my roommate baked an amazing carrot cake for Sunday Supper. That was before I had a second piece, the day after she baked it. You guys, it tasted even better than it had the night before. What is better than amazing?

Oh my God, I want more of this in my mouth right now!

That's what is even better than amazing and it's what I was thinking the entire time I was devouring that second piece of cake.

Luckily, Nadine gave me the recipe and I didn't even have to wrestle her for it.*

Nadine's Amazing Carrot Cake
3 eggs
1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
2 cups brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. salt
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups coconut
1 cup crushed pineapple
2 cups grated carrots

Beat eggs. Add oil, sugar, and vanilla. Beat well. Combine flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. Add this in 3 lots to above mixture. Mix well. Add coconut and pineapple. Mix well. Lastly, add carrots and mix well. Turn into greased 9x13 inch pan or tube pan. Bake 1 hour at 350°F. Cool and spread with icing.

Cream Cheese Icing
1/4 cup margarine
2 1/2 cups icing sugar
4 oz pkg. cream cheese
1 tsp. vanilla

Cream margarine and cream cheese. Blend in icing sugar and vanilla. Spread on cooled cake. Garnish with grated carrots if desired.


*I did, however, promise her that I would tell you about the conversation we had while shopping for the ingredients:

Nadine: Picks up a bag of carrots.

Me: "You need carrots?"

Nadine: "Amanda, what kind of cake am I making?"

Me: "Well, I know you're making carrot cake. I guess I just didn't realize..."

Nadine: "Wait a second, if I had sent you to the store and told you to buy stuff to make a carrot cake, what would you have bought?"

Amanda: "Uh... Probably not carrots. I probably would have bought a mix."

Later that afternoon, I looked on with admiration as she grated the carrots she needed to bake her amazing carrot cake.

P.S. Another exchange between Nadine and I. This one involves New York. 


  1. Haha I love it. Those slightly skewed conversations between friends is the best.

  2. That is hilarious! The carrot conversation made me smile. I definitely have to try to make this.

  3. That reminds me of the time my friend K & I were hauling our horses out to another friend's place to ride. She lived near a place called Eagle Creek. While we were still on the highway we passed a sign and there was an eagle perched on it. K said "Hey look an eagle! I didn't know we had them around here." All I could say is "Why do you think they call it Eagle Creek?"


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