Grandma's Carrot Cake Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 2 cups all-purpose flour
<br>- 2 teaspoons baking soda
<br>- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
<br>- 2 cups white sugar
<br>- 1 cup vegetable oil
<br>- 3  eggs
<br>- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
<br>- 1 cup chopped walnuts
<br>- 1 (15 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
<br>- 2 cups carrots, grated
<br>- 1 cup flaked coconut
<br>- ½ cup butter
<br>- 1 cup white sugar
<br>- ½ cup buttermilk
<br>- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch pan. Sift together the flour,  baking soda and cinnamon. Set aside.
<br>step 2: In a large bowl, combine the sugar and oil until blended.  Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Stir in the flour mixture just until incorporated.  Fold in the pineapple, carrots, coconut and walnuts.  Pour batter into prepared pan.
<br>step 3: Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.  While still warm, poke holes in the cake with a fork.
<br>step 4: For the glaze:  In a saucepan, combine butter, sugar, buttermilk and vanilla.  Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat, then reduce heat and cook for 5 minutes.  Pour glaze over warm cake, then allow to cool completely.
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Ingredients
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 (15 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
- 2 cups carrots, grated
- 1 cup flaked coconut
- ½ cup butter
- 1 cup white sugar
- ½ cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions
step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch pan. Sift together the flour, baking soda and cinnamon. Set aside.
step 2: In a large bowl, combine the sugar and oil until blended. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Stir in the flour mixture just until incorporated. Fold in the pineapple, carrots, coconut and walnuts. Pour batter into prepared pan.
step 3: Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. While still warm, poke holes in the cake with a fork.
step 4: For the glaze: In a saucepan, combine butter, sugar, buttermilk and vanilla. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat, then reduce heat and cook for 5 minutes. Pour glaze over warm cake, then allow to cool completely.

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