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Best Carrot Cake Recipe

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 YIELD: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

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.

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.