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Busia means grandmother in Polish and this world-famous Polish grandmother’s recipe has been a family staple for generations. This carrot cake is sure to be one of your family favorites for years to come.


2 tsp baking powder
4 eggs
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 cups flour, sifted
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups canola oil
2 cups carrots, finely grated
1 8 oz can crushed pineapple, drained
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
1 3.5 oz can flaked coconut or ½ cup shredded coconut
1 cream cheese frosting


In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add sugar, oil and eggs. Mix well. Add carrots, pineapple, nuts, and coconut. Blend thoroughly. Pour into three 9-inch round cake pans that have been greased and floured. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Be careful not to overcook. Cake should be very moist. Remove from oven, cool a few minutes in pans. Turn pans over and cool cakes on a wire rack. Fill layers and frost top and sides with cream cheese frosting.

*To grease and flour pan put a little oil or butter on a paper towel and rub on inside of pans. Add approximately a tablespoon of flour to pan. Tilt pan so that flour sticks to oil or butter. Turn pan over to get rid of excess flour.
Recipe courtesy of Grimmway Farms –

Last Updated Monday, August 31, 2015 - 12:38 PM.
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