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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Hidden Gold Cake

This recipe is written in Grammy's handwriting. It is dated October 6, 1968 and attributed to the Sacramento Bee.

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda [originally written as baking powder—she probably changed it for the altitude at which she was cooking]
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups grated raw carrots
  • lemon frosting [probably store-bought]
  • chopped nuts

  1. Mix and sift dry ingredients
  2. Add oil
  3. Mix well
  4. Add eggs one at a time, beating well
  5. Stir in carrots
  6. Pour into 3 greased and flour 8-inch layer pans
  7. Bake at 350°F for about 35 minutes
  8. Don't open the oven door for the first 25-30 minutes of baking time
  9. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes
  10. Remove to cake racks
  11. When thoroughly cool, frost with lemon frosting and garnish with nuts

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