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Alternative Carrot Cake Recipe Supplied by Joanne Gigliotti

Correct Choice Carrot Cake - (so named because it contains all the food groups)

US Artist Joanne Gigliotti kindly provided the Carrot Museum with a wonderful alternative Carrot Cake recipe.

Ingredients - Cake

2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. Allspice
2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
4 large eggs
3 cups grated carrots
1/2 cup real apple sauce
1 four oz. can crushed pineapple, drained


Grease and flour two 9Ē cake pans and preheat your oven to 350. In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices.
Set this aside. In the mixerís bowl, stir together sugar, oil and eggs. Put this bowl on your mixer and add the flour mixture and start mixing.
After seeing the mix become a batter, add carrots, pineapple, and applesauce. Do not over mix.

Divide batter between the pans and bake for about 50 minutes. Push a little on the top of the cakes. Done, it bounces back. If itís not wonít.
Check it at 40 for with a toothpick or a knife for doneness. I use the knife test. Done, it should come out clean and the cake stays nice.
Let cake cool first and then frost.

Ingredients - Frosting

All Room Temperature - 3 four oz. packages cream cheese; 1 stick regular butter; 1 box of powdered sugar; 1 tab. Vanilla


Retain a little to use as your decoration, and mix food colorings in to that.
Red and yellow makes orange. Decorate the iced cake according to your creativity.

Joanne's Nutrition Notes: I donít know what health experts think, but I count a piece of this carrot cake as the perfect food: one serving of vegetables, one serving of fruit, one serving of dairy, and one serving of grains!

Joanne Gigliotti has been involved in artistic process throughout her life seeing things in her unique the way, celebrating life's beauty and joys in ordinary things. Most of her work has been created in the medium of Batik Painting.

Having used this resist method of painting working on linen and silk, then on rag board, she now batiks individual ceramic and glass tiles and creates large scale tile murals.


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