Advocate-Tested Recipe

Sam’s Famous Carrot Cake

Serves 15. Recipe is from “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.