Citrus Carrot Cake

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This recipe is a wonderful carrot cake recipe. It reminds me of the one that my mother and grandmother used to make me for my birthday. I hope you love it as well.

Ingredients 

  • 1 Cup Butter (softened)
  • 1 Cup White Sugar
  • 1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons Orange Zest
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Zest
  • 2 Tablespoons Orange Juice
  • 3 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 4 Cups Grated Carrots
  • 1 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon (ground)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Walnuts
  • 1 Cup Raisins

Preparation:

      1. Stir together the flours, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
      2. Cream the butter or margarine with the sugars in a large bowl.
      3. Beat in the eggs, and then the citrus peels and juices.
      4. Stir in the carrots.
      5. Beat the flour mixture into the carrot mixture.
      6. Stir in the raisins and walnuts.
      7. Turn the batter into a greased and floured tube pan.
      8. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees) for about 90 minutes, or until it tests done with a toothpick. Transfer to a rack to cool.

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