Andre Black's Carrot Cake Recipe
3 large eggs, beaten *
2 cup sugar *
1 cup plus 2 tbsp salad oil
2 cup plus 1 tbsp sifted cake flour *
1 1/8 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp baking soda
1 1/2 cup shredded coconut
2 cup grated carrots
1 cup plus 2 tbsp crushed, drained pineap, ple
1 cup plus 2 tbsp crushed walnuts
1 cup raisins frosting:
1/2 cup softened margarine or butter
8 oz softened cream cheese
1 lb confectioners sugar
1 tsp 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
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
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