Eating My Way Through the Alphabet; Letter Q

What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? Appetizers to Desserts: Quazy Carrot Cake! “What’s up, Doc?” is something we’ve all heard Bugs Bunny say more than once. You may find yourself asking the same question when you take a bite of this tasty version of Carrot Cake. It’s loaded with fresh carrots, pineapple tidbits, and chopped pecans. The crowning moment comes when you smack your lips together over the wonderful cream cheese icing. I have seen expressions of jubilation over this award-winning dessert. Treat yourself to something special this weekend. 
QUAZY CARROT CAKE
Ingredients:

2 cups flour

2 cups sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons baking powder 

2 teaspoons cinnamon 

1 1/4 cups vegetable oil

4 eggs

3 cups carrots, grated

1 cup crushed pineapple, drained 

1 cup pecans, chopped 
Ingredients for Icing:

1/2 cup butter, softened 

8 ounces Neufchâtel cheese, softened 

3 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla 
Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 9″x13″ pan with nonstick oil. Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon. Mix well. Add oil, eggs, carrots, pineapple, and nuts. Beat for 2 minutes on medium speed. Transfer to baking dish. Bake for 45 minutes or until done. Meanwhile, cream together the butter and Neufchâtel cheese. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat until smooth and creamy. When cake is cool, top with cream cheese icing. Garnish with a pecan half. 

23 thoughts on “Eating My Way Through the Alphabet; Letter Q

  1. I used to make a recipe very similar to this – it was oh, so delicious. I used to grate up the rind from an orange in it, too, along with a handful of raisins. Loved the pineapple bits. Party on!

    Virtual hugs,

    Judie

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