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Susanna’s Favorite Birthday Cake
Desserts
Contributed by: Kathy Dunham
Ingredients:
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1â�„2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1â�„2 cup oil
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 4-6 finely grated carrots
  • 1 8-ounce can crushed pineapple
  • 1â�„2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 3-ounce package coconut, optional
  • For the icing
  • 1â�„2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 8-ounce tub cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 box powdered sugar
Combine all dry ingredients. Mix in oil and eggs. Add each remaining ingredient, mixing well after each addition. Grease three 9-inch cake pans or one 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

For the icing
Beat butter and cream cheese with electric mixer. Add vanilla. Gradually beat in sugar until smooth and fluffy.
(This recipe was contributed as part of a "Cook of the Week" feature.)

 
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