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Carrot Spice Cake

Makes 10 to 12 servings

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups finely grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup unbleached flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 Tablespoon ground nutmeg

In large mixing bowl, cream butter until fluffy. Beat in honey in fine stream until well blended. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. In small bowl, combine carrots, raisins, nuts, orange juice and vanilla, set aside. Combine dry ingredients; set aside. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture alternately with carrot mixture, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Turn batter into greased 12x8x2-inch pan. Bake at 350°F 35 to 45 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Turn onto wire cake rack.

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