This Easter weekend has sneaked up on me!  Let's just say our Easter bunny is a little bit of a least his assistant bought the ham!  I am heading down to Blickenstaffs tonight to help EB get his job done!!!  

It is blowing snow like crazy up here this morning....our once semi-green field is now buried in four inches of snow.  The Easter egg hunt this year will be interesting....maybe I should leave the eggs un-decorated this year so they will match with the snow!  Genius huh?  See procrastinating is a good thing!!!

The one thing I do have ready is my grandmother's carrot cake recipe!

It is the most moist and delish carrot cake I have eaten in my 45 years! The secret to this incredible cake is a buttery toffee sauce that is poured over the cake as it comes out of the hot oven.  When it cools and you top with a cream cheese frosting...every bite melts with buttery sweetness.

Grandma's 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.

I hope you enjoy this cake as much as we have over the years.  Because of the incredible richness I make it once... maybe twice a year for special occasions.  The Carrot Cake Is A Vegetable Pattern is a free gift to followers of the blog.   Email me at with your address and I will send you this simple cute stitch pattern!  

I hope you have a wonderful Easter with your loved ones and YES Carrot Cake is a vegetable!  I'm off to unpack a few baskets and decorate a few little eggers.

All Joy,


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