Monday, May 17, 2010

Walking In My Grandmother's Steps~Grandma Mary's Carrot Cake Recipe

 Recently I inherited my Grandmother's recipes. She past away 14 years ago. I am so thrilled to have them to treasure. I enjoy seeing her handwriting and bits and pieces of the past. There are many tidbits of history added to the mix. I learned some fun things about my Grandmother from the notebook pages and pieces of paper she doodled on and wrote some of her recipes upon. The recipes are all in her boxes every which way and not in order. She was as we all are~busy. I know she planned one day to get those recipes put to order as I promise to do when I find the time.

 But I must tell you as I pilfer through her pieces of history, forgotten~ out of date coupons and her pay stubs used to jot down a friend's recipe at work~ I am thrilled to uncover a little part of my history. I get to learn a bit more of who my grandmother was and I can see a bit of myself in many of the pieces of the puzzle I begin to unfold.  It is amazing that her favorite foods are also my favorite foods. What a priceless treasure.

 My Grandmother was a beautiful woman and always looked put together with her hair, make-up and  clothes. Her home was so clean you could truly eat off her floors and everything was in place. She was a wonderful cook! I never knew my Grandmother well because my parents divorced when I was young and I am thankful for this special gift.  I used her baking pan to bake this cake and it was great to walk in her shoes but for a few moments in time.

At the top of her very soiled recipe card was written ~ Homemade Carrot Cake~oh so very good. And very good indeed it was. I made this cake to give for the Cake Walk for our Mother ~Daughter Banquet. I just wonder how many special occasions my Grandmother made this recipe to share. Enjoy~

Grandma Mary's Carrot Cake Recipe
2 cups of flour
2 cups of sugar
2 cups grated carrots
4 eggs
1 cup mashed canned carrots or carrot baby food
2 teaspoons soda
1 1/2 teaspoons of  cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup of oil
1 cup chopped nuts (pecans) optional

1. Mix sugar and oil.
2. Add eggs one at a time.
3. Sift dry ingredients into a separate bowel.
4. Add dry mix to the wet mix.
5.  Stir in carrots and nuts.

Bake at 350 degrees for 60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Cream Cheese Frosting~
Package of Cream Cheese
7 oz. powdered sugar
1 stick of butter
2 Tablespoon milk

Mix together~ ( I needed more powdered sugar than 7 oz. Mix according to the texture you like)



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