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Carrot cakes have been around since, well since the beginning of the carrot!
They are among one of the perfect ways to fool your kids into eating carrots.  My mom loved to
bake carrot cakes, they were moist, easy to take to family reunitons, tasted gooey and sweet
and everyone loved them.

My mom use to ice the tops of her carrot cakes with this sweet, thick, white icing.  I think I liked
the icing the best.  Must have been loaded with sugar, because I felt wonderful afterwards.

Thanks mom, for baking such great cakes.

I take these recipes from handwritten recipe cards, journals, or off of handwritten pieces of
paper.  I find them in journals, recipe boxes, and once in an old envelope atop a stove in a flea
market.  Enjoy. From the 40's, 50's, 60's, and 70's.
Sugar Candy Treats      History of Candy     Candy History Part 2.              Celebrities Favorite's   
Weird Candy Trivia.                Rice Crispy Treats             Growing Candy.   11-23-2018
My mom's recipes.
Carrot Cake

Attributed to the name "Hazel" written on the side.
California recipe box.
Beat well:
4 eggs, 2 cups sugar
Add:
3 jars - 3 1/2 ounce sieved carrots (use baby food)
1 cup oil
1 cup crushed pineapple - drained
1 cup raisins
1 cup nuts - chopped

Add:
@ cups flour
2 teaspoons soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla

Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.

Frosting
Mix thoroughly until smooth the following:
1 package - 8 ounce cream cheese
1 package powdered sugar
1 cub butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 pineapple juice


Four Layer Carrot Cake
2 cups self rising flour
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups Wesson Oil
3 Teaspoons cinnamon
4 eggs
3 cups grated carrots - lightly packed.
Bake as usual.

Frosting
1 cup chopped nuts
1 stick Oleo
1 - 8 oz package of cream cheese
1 pound box powdered sugar
1 teaspoons vanilla
Combine altogether and mix with mixer or by hand.
Frost your Carrot Cake.



Carrot Cookies
from Ronnie Rice
2 Cups Flour                        
2 Eggs
1/4 tsp. Salt                          
2 Sups Grated Raw Carrots
2 tsp. Baking Powder            
2 tsp. Vanilla
1 Cup Shortening                  
1/2 Cup Chopped Nuts
1 Cup Sugar
Sift flour, salt and baking powder.  Cream shortening, sugar: add
eggs.  Mix well.  Add dry ingredients, carrots, vanilla and nuts.  If
dough is too stiff, add 1 tbs. water.  Drop onto greased sheet and
bake at 400 deg. for 15 minutes.


My grandmother wrote, "My friend won a contest where she
worked.  Mrs. Elmer Curry's recipe for
Orange Marmalade Sticks"
Cream: 1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup Crisco
1 tsp. lemon flavoring
Add: 2 egg yolks, and beat well.
Sift" 1 cup all purpose flour, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. baking powder.  
Add to the above, and mix well.  Spread this mixture into a 10 x 10
greased pan.  Then spread 1 1/2 cups orange marmalade on top of
cookie mixture.  Beat  2 egg whites until stiff - add 2 tbsp. sugar
and 1/2 cup chopped nuts. Spread this on top of cookie and
marmalade mixture.  Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.  Let cool
in the pan before cutting into sticks or squares.  Sift powdered
sugar on top.  Makes 25 cookies, 2 inches apart.
Read, "The Story of the Missing Cookie Jar" by
PenVampyre.  A delightful little Christmas story
with mouthwatering  recipes for the most
wonderful time of the year!

Read "
Santa and the Magic Key".  An
entertaining story for the holidays, plus recipes
for your Christmas.  A story by Robin Wallace.

Read "
Easter and Where NOT to Hide Eggs"  
Memories of Easters past and a few vintage
recipes.

Logan's Halloween Story -The original story
won first place in sixth-eighth grade division of
Southeastern Middle School, 2005 by Logan
Lyon

Food and Genealogy.  A story By Robin L.
Wallace.  
Our lives, our families, our very
history's are defined by the foods we eat.

Family Reunion Recipes.
"The Fourth of July and Other Disasters"
(With Apologies to Jean Shepherd)
By Robin L. Wallace

A short story by Suellen Fry.  
Memories of my
father and his version
of Kickapoojoyjuice.
You can find more delicious cake recipes taken
from handwritten cards, letters, journals and
other hidden treasures like our section on sweet
and juicy
strawberry cakes, or pucker up for
lemon cakes or everyone's favorite, decadent
cheese cakes!  We have found numerous recipes
for old fashion
chocolate cakes and yummy  fruit
cakes.  In fact, there were so many recipes we
had to add a second page to our
vintage cake
recipes
.

O, don't forget the
frostings!