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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 them.  I offer
them for free.  From the 40's, 50's, 60's, and 70's.
Sugar Candy Treats      History of Candy     Candy History Part Deux.              Celebrities Favorite's   
Weird Candy Trivia.                Rice Crispy Treats             Growing Candy.
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!