Coconut Pineapple Carrot Cake is a Vegetable

For years our family's favorite Easter dessert is the Coconut Pineapple Carrot Cake with Buttery Glaze and Cream Cheese Frosting.  This recipe has been passed down through a few generations of our family.  I can honestly say that I have never tasted a better carrot cake...ever!  I think our grandma's knew how to do it right.  

I am getting ready to make this tonight to take to the family Easter egg hunt and thought I would share it again with you.  

 Coconut Pineapple Carrot Cake

2 Cups Flour
2 Teas Baking Soda
2 Teas Cinnamon
1/2 Teas Salt

Sift dry ingredients together and set aside....

3 Eggs
3/4 Cup Oil
3/4 Cup Buttermilk
2 Cups Sugar
2 Teas Vanilla

Mix well.  Add the dry ingredients and mix well.

1 8 0z. Can of Crushed Pineapple
2 Cups Shredded Carrot
1 Cup Flaked Coconut
1 Cup Chopped Nuts

Add pineapple, coconut, carrot and nuts and mix well.  Pour into a greased 9" x 13" glass cake pan and bake a t 350 degrees for approximately one hour or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Prepare glaze....

Buttery Glaze

1 Cup Sugar
1/2 Teas Baking Soda
1/2 Cup Buttermilk
1/4 Pound Butter
1 Tablespoon Corn Syrup
1 Teaspoon Vanilla

Combine all ingredients and boil for 1 minute.  Remove cake from oven and while hot, pour glaze over cake.  Cool completely.  Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting

1/4 Pound Butter
1 8oz. Package Cream Cheese
2 Teaspoons Vanilla
2 Cups Powdered Sugar

Combine butter and cream cheese.  Add vanilla, powdered sugar and beat until think and smooth.  Frost over cooled cake.


Spring is Here

We have had warm sunshine followed by blizzards of snow for the last couple of weeks.  I don't know whether to get out sandals or boots in the morning, because it changes by the hour here in Utah....but we did get a little bit of green and a hit of a white bunny tail last week!  So to welcome spring (and maybe coax it out a little sooner) my Spring Wool Sampler is on sale for the month of April!  
I hope your little flowers are popping up and the white snow is melting off fast.  We are busy getting ready for the Easter Bunny and looking forward to a little more sunshine!