joy the same thing. Even any particular flavor of ice cream won't get all four to agree.
Here is the recipe I used:
5 cups of grated carrots
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup golden raisins
1/2 coconut oil
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 small can crushed pineapple
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 heaping teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup coconut
1. Combine grated carrots and brown sugar. Set aside for about an hour. Then stir in raisins.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 3 round 9" cake pans (or whatever pans you are using - this time I used cupcake tins and mini loaf pans).
3. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice, and salt and set aside.
4. In large bowl, beat eggs until light. Slowly beat in the white sugar, oil, and vanilla. Stir in pineapple. Stir in flour mixture until absorbed (stir as little as necessary). Finally stir in carrot mixture, coconut, and walnuts. Pour evenly into pans.
5. Bake 35-40 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan before removing to cool completely. Frost with cream cheese frosting (my cupcakes took about 25 minutes and the mini loafs 30-35 minutes).
I've used this recipe a couple of times and using store bought organic carrots, I've never had an issue. This time using the Greenling carrots,which are so much fresher, I had a lot of liquid accumulate in the grated carrot/brown sugar mixture.
There was still a lot of liquid so I decided to drain it off. I ended up draining about 1/2 cup of liquid off. This is the dampness that I ended up with and there was still liquid in it, so I also drained about 1 Tbsp off the juice off the pineapple, too.
Just for reference, I thought I'd show what the final batter looks like moisture-wise.
While making these I was thinking that since this was really quite a bit more work than a regular cupcake that I wouldn't make them again if they weren't a big hit, but it looks like the muffins are more popular than the cake has been.