Best Carrot Cake Recipe

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After a bite of this cake, you'll be on cloud nine. It is a wonderful recipe and love to serve it to friends and family.—Geri Frahm, Gretna, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 621 calories, 32 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 235 mg sodium, 81 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat the sugars, oil, eggs and vanilla until well blended. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda; gradually beat into sugar mixture until blended. Stir in the carrots, pineapple, raisins and walnuts.
  2. Transfer to a greased 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 350° for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to wire rack to cool completely.
  3. For frosting, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla until fluffy. Beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth. Frost cake. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Moist Carrot Cake in Light & Tasty

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 621 calories, 32 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 55 mg cholesterol, 235 mg sodium, 81 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 31, 2013

This is absolutely the BEST carrot cake I have ever had. Even my husband is eating it, and he hates carrots. Its perfect the way it is.....not much left of it now, but will definitely make it again.

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Reviewed Mar. 13, 2011

I'm not a carrot cake fan, but this cake is the absolute BEST cake I've ever had! SUPER moist!!! A huge hit at our family gathering!!! I will ONLY use this recipe when I need to make a carrot cake again. Thanks for sharing!

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2010

Absolutely the best carrot cake I have ever eaten. I just made this cake for a family Christmas party and it was a huge hit! I followed the recipe exactly and would not change a thing. YUMMY!!!

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Reviewed Aug. 7, 2009

This was Truly the best Carrot cake I have ever made !!!

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