Awesome Carrot Cake

  • 2 C flour
  • 1 T cinnamon
  • 2 t baking soda
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 C sucanat (sugar)
  • 3/4 C olive oil
  • 3/4 C buttermilk
  • 1 (8 oz.) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 2 C grated carrots
  • 1 C walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 C shredded coconut

Cream Chesee Icing

Stir flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt; set aside.  Beat eggs, sucanat, oil, milk, pineapple, banana, and vanilla until smooth with electric mixer.  Add flour mixture at low speed until blended.  Fold in the last 3 ingredients.  Pour into 3 round cake pans with wax paper cut in circles to fit bottom (grease and flour paper), or a 13″ x 9″ greased pan.  Bake at 350 degrees; 25 minutes for round pans, 40 minutes for rectangular pan.  Cool on racks.  Frost with Cream Cheese Icing.

(from The Maximum Energy Cookbook by Sharon Broer)

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