Trisha Yearwood: Trisha’s Southern Kitchen
Trisha Yearwood is a Grammy Award-winning country singer, but music isn’t the only talent she possesses; she is also an amazing Southern cook. As of April 2012, Trisha has been the host of Trisha’s Southern Kitchen on the Food Network. Filled with family recipes, healthy tips, and frequent cameos by friends and family, Trisha’s show brings her love of traditional Southern cooking to Americans in all regions.
Live With Kelly: Family Carrot Cake Recipe
Trisha stopped by Live With Kelly to share one of her family’s favorite desserts, a rich and delicious Carrot Cake. Trisha revealed that her husband, fellow country star Garth Brooks, loves indulging in the cake. She also said that, since there are carrots in it, it’s essentially a health food!
Of course, Trisha was only joking, and did say that carrot cake is a treat that is not for eating every day. Kelly and her family are big carrot cake lovers, so she was ready to get started on the recipe.
If you like this dessert, be sure to check out more recipes from Trisha Yearwood, as well as some other delicious Carrot Cake variations.
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- 3 cups Granulated Sugar
- 1 1/2 cups Corn Oil
- 4 large Eggs
- 1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
- 3 cups All-Purpose Flour
- 1 tablespoon each Baking Soda & Ground Cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups each chopped Walnuts & frozen grated Coconut
- 6 Pureed Carrots
- 3/4 cup crushed Pineapple
- To make the cake, add all of your wet ingredients (eggs, oil and vanilla) into the sugar and use an electric mixer to blend in a bowl.
- In a separate bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients, plus the walnuts, coconut, pineapple, and pureed carrots. Mix all of the ingredients—wet and dry—together until completely smooth.
- Transfer the mixture into three cake pans and bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.
- Make sure that cakes are completely cool; if they are not, you won’t be able to cut the layers, and the frosting will slide right off. Use an electric knife to slice each of the cooled layers in half, creating six thin layers.
- Trisha likes to make her own cream cheese frosting using cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar. She frosts the cake by alternating layer by layer, then finally covering the entire cake in frosting and topping with the walnuts.
- The last step is– enjoy!
For more of Trisha’s great recipes, check out Trisha’s Southern Kitchen when new episodes air on the Food Network in October.