Sam's Famous Carrot Cake
Made 3 carrot cakes with this recipe for a party and the feedback was "wow, this is the BEST carrot cake I have ever had". It's really an incredible cake! Make the cake 1-2 days ahead, it improves after standing.
HIGH ALTITUDE CHANGES: We live at 6,300 feet, so I had to make normal changes for baking here:
4 eggs (in stead of 3),
1 cup sugar (in stead of 1 1/2 cup),
2 cups + 2 1/2 tbsp flour (in stead of 2 cups),
Kept baking soda at 2 teaspoons,
Added 2 1/2 tablespoons of orange liqueur (water is fine too),
Temp = 365F (in stead of 350F),
Baked it for 55 minutes in a 10" spring form --> came out perfect. I would only do above changes if you live at high altitude.
Made it with cream cheese frosting II (but we only used 1 cup powdered sugar, not 2 cups).
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Dec. 6, 2012