Carrot Cake

Ingredients for 12 servings:
1. 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2. 3 cups granulated sugar
3. 1 teaspoon salt
4. 1 tablespoon baking soda
5. 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
6. 1 1/2 cups corn oil
7. 4 large eggs
8. 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
9. 1 1/2 cups walnuts, chopped
10. 1 1/2 cups shredded coconut
11. 1 1/3 cups carrots, cooked, pureed
12. 3/4 cup crushed pineapple, drained
13. cream cheese frosting

Directions:
1. Preheat Oven to 350 degrees.
2. Grease and flour Two 9 inch cake pans.
3. Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl.
4. In a seperate bowl cream the eggs, oil and vanilla.
5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix well, then fold in the walnuts, coconut, carrots and pineapple.
6. Pour into cake pans and cook on center rack for 50 minutes, until edges are pulling back a bit and a toothpick check in center comes out clean.
7. Place on rack until completely cool (can take a couple hours) then frost with Cream Cheese Frosting.
8. (Alternatively this can be cooked in a square or rectangle pan, frosted and served directly from pan instead of as a 2 layer cake).
9. (I estimated the Prep time assuming one has pre-cooked, cooled and pureed the carrots – I cut in 1 inch sections, steam until well cooked, cool then simply mash by hand).

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