Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Carrot Cake with Hot Glaze

Carrot Cake with Hot Glaze

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From the kitchen of Kimberly Maynard

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
75 minutes
16 servings
Good for parties/potlucks


2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups salad oil
2 cups carrots, grated
2 cups self-rising flour
2 cups pecan pieces
4 eggs
1 teaspoon cinnamon
dash of salt

Hot Glaze:
1 cup sugar
juice of one orange


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Cream 2 cups sugar and oil. Add eggs one at a time. Add carrots, flour and salt and stir. Stir in nuts.

  3. Bake in 8" tube pan for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Hot Glaze:

  1. Heat orange juice and 1 cup sugar. Bring to a full boil.

  2. Turn baked cake upside down on serving plate.

  3. Slowly spoon glaze over top and sides of cake.

  4. Repeat until all glaze has soaked in cake.


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