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Great Grandma's Sheep Wagon Carrot Cake

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Ingredients
  Sugar 1 1⁄3 Cup (21.33 tbs)
  Water 1 1⁄3 Cup (21.33 tbs)
  Raisins/Half raisins and half chopped mixed candied fruits 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 1 Tablespoon
  Finely grated carrots 2 Large (About 1 1/2 Cup)
  Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1 Teaspoon
  All purpose flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Soda 1 Teaspoon
  Baking powder 2 Teaspoon
  Chopped walnuts 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Directions

Combine sugar, water, raisins, butter, carrots, and spices in medium-size saucepan.
Heat to boiling, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
Cover and let stand overnight or for 12 hours.
Sift together flour, salt, soda and baking powder and stir into fruit mixture.
Add walnuts and stir until batter is well mixed.
Turn into 2 small greased and floured loaf pans (8 x 4 1/2 x 2 inches) or 1 tube pan.
Bake at 275°F for 2 hours.
Cool in pans for 10 minutes, then turn out onto wire racks to cool.

Recipe Summary

Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Ingredient: 
Carrot

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Dave81's picture
My mom made me this as a kid, we would often have it toasted with cream cheese for breakfast.