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Andre Black's Carrot Cake

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Category: Cakes

 Ingredients List

  • 3 lg Eggs, beaten *
  • 2 c Sugar *
  • 1 c Plus 2 Tbsp salad oil
  • 2 c Plus 1 Tbsp sifted cake
  • -flour *
  • 1 1/8 ts Cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1 tb Baking soda
  • 1 1/2 c Shredded coconut
  • 2 c Grated carrots
  • 1 c Plus 2 Tbsp crushed,
  • -drained pineapple
  • 1 c Plus 2 Tbsp crushed
  • -walnuts
  • 1 c Raisins
  • -Frosting:
  • 1/2 c Softened margarine or
  • -butter
  • 8 oz Softened cream cheese
  • 1 lb Confectioners sugar
  • 1 ts Vanilla extract


Here is a recipe, developed young man here in the Detroit area. With this
recipe, he won a $10,000 scholarship to Johnson and Wales College, which is
considered a top-notch cooking school, located in Charleston, SC. This
young man, Andre Black, spent 2 weeks developing this recip, this cake was
among the top 19 recipes chosen <out of 270> as winners. Andre was on the
front page of the Detroit News yesterday, along with the recipe. The
Detroit News food writer, Robin Mather says "For a Carrot Cake, this is a
hell of a fruit cake. She found this cake suited to 3 8" layers.

Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour three 8" layer pans. Combine eggs,
sugar and oil. Beat on high speed until creamy and thick, 3-5 minutes.
Sift together flour, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. Slowly add 1/3 of the
dry ingredients to egg mixture; beat well. Repeat with remaining dry
ingredients, beating well after each addition. Batter will be extrememly
stiff; it may be necessary to blend with a spatula or spoon. One by one,
fold in carrots, coconut, pineapple, walnuts and raisins.

Divide batter between the 3 prepared cake pans. Bake at 350 for 40-45
minutes, arranging cake pans in oven once. The cake is done when the tester
inserted in center comes out clean. Let cake cool in pans 5 minutes. Turn
out onto rack to cool completely.

When cakes are cool, prepare frosting: combine margarine, cream cheese,
sugar and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Frost cake.

* Andre's original recipe, written in professional baking terms, calls for
6 oz beaten eggs, 15 1/2 oz of sugar, and 12 oz cake flour

Andre hopes tobbecome an executive chef, and own his own resturant someday.

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