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Old-Fashioned Carrot Cake

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Serves 12-16 | Prep Time 20 | Cook Time 60

Why I Love This Recipe

If you like carrot cake this is a delicious one, courtesy of Grandma Sally.

Ingredients You'll Need

1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup finely shredded raw carrots (2 medium)
1 cup raisins
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cloves
3 T shortening
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup chopped walnuts
powdered sugar, optional


In medium saucepan, combine sugar, carrots, raisins, spices, water, and shortening. Boil for 5 minutes then pour into mixing bowl and cool to lukewarm.

Stir together flour, soda and salt; stir into carrot mixture with walnuts; blend well. Put into a 9x13 pan. Bake at 325° for 1 hour. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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