This is the exact recipe that the “Cheeseboard Café” in my home town used to serve back in the ’80’s. My friends and I adored eating this cake after our waitressing shifts while in high school. I remember writing it down for my Mom in a book of favorite recipes. Now that same book has been passed on to me so here it is to share now with you.
- 4 cups flour
- 4 cups white sugar
- 1 tbsp. of each of the following: Cinnamon, Baking powder, Baking soda
- 8 eggs
- 2 cups of vegetable oil
- 2 cups raisins
- 2 cups chopped walnuts
- 6 cups shredded carrots
Mix all of these ingredients in one bowl with your hands until mixed well. Bake at 350F for 1 ¼ to 1 ½ hours in a 13 x 9 x 2” greased and floured pan.
This recipe may be halved easily and baked in a 9×9” or 8×8” pan at a reduced time. It is also good with a basic lemon butter icing or a vanilla cream cheese icing.