Sweet Dreams Carrot Cake

4 c flour

1 c packed brown sugar

1 c granulated sugar

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

 1 tsp salt

2 tsp ground cinnamon

3 c shredded carrots

6 eggs

1 1/2 c vegetable oil

1 tsp vanilla

1 c crushed pineapple w/juice

1 c chopped walnuts

1 c coconut

1 c raisins


Grease and flour oven. Mix all dry ingredients together well. Add carrotts, eggs, oil and vanilla, stir until well combined. Stir nuts, pineapple, raisins and coconut. Pour into 12″ Dutch oven. Bake at 350 for 1 hour or until done. Let cool then frost. Use 6-8 coals  on the bottom. 12-14 coals on the lid to the center to finish cooking the middle of the cake. Invert oven to remove cake.



1 1/2 package (12 oz.) cream cheese, softened

1/4 c butter

2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

2 T chopped marachino cherries

Coconut, shredded

Hot water, if needed


Cream together cream cheese, margarine and sugar. Add cherries. Add a little hot water, 1 tsp at a time, until you reach spreading consistency. Mix well. If you like, pat coconut onto the frosting and garnich with maraschino cherries.


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