Advocate-Tested Recipe

Sam’s Famous Carrot Cake

Serves 15. Recipe is from Allrecipes.com: “My grandfather (Sam) was famous for this cake. ... He would always have some available for anyone who wanted it.”

2 cups flour

2 tsps. baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt

2 tsps. ground cinnamon

3 eggs

3/4 cup buttermilk

3/4 cup vegetable oil

11/2 cups sugar

2 tsps. vanilla extract

2 cups shredded carrots

1 cup flaked coconut

1 cup chopped walnuts

1 (8-oz.) can crushed pineapple with juice

1 cup raisins

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour an 8x12-inch pan.

2. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.

3. In a large bowl, combine eggs, buttermilk, oil, sugar and vanilla. Mix well. Add flour and mix well.

4. In a medium bowl, combine shredded carrots, coconut, walnuts, pineapple and raisins. Using a large wooden spoon or a very heavy whisk, add carrot mixture to batter and fold in well.

5. Pour into the prepared pan and bake at 350 for 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Allow to cool for at least 20 minutes before serving.