Pecan Carrot Bundt Cake Recipe
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Pecan Carrot Bundt Cake Recipe

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The pecans and citrus flavor make this dessert special. It's a moist cake with sweet, creamy frosting.—Joan Taylor, Adrian, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES:12-16 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon peel
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange peel
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 pound carrots, grated
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 to 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 487 calories, 23 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 90 mg cholesterol, 367 mg sodium, 68 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 6 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Beat in lemon and orange peels. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with juices. Stir in carrots, raisins and pecans.
  2. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire rack.
  3. For frosting, in a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and vanilla until smooth. Frost cake; sprinkle with pecans. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Pecan Carrot Bundt Cake in Taste of Home February/March 2000, p45

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Reviewed May. 17, 2013

"I have made this cake two times and each time it was received with rave reviews. I love the citrus taste that sets it apart from other recipes. For the 2nd cake I added some lemon juice to the cream chees icing for a light lemon flavor."

Reviewed Nov. 24, 2012

"A very dense cake, if you like light and fluffy cakes this is not the one for you. The carrot cake lovers in my family thought it was one of the best they'd ever had but said it could be a little more moist. Was done sooner than expected."

Reviewed Mar. 16, 2010

"A moist, delicious cake that everyone devoured. I've made many carrot cakes and sometimes the ingredients are off, as in, not enough flour to support the carrots, nuts, and raisins. This one is well-tested and works perfectly."

Reviewed Jul. 9, 2009

"I made this cake for my husband's birthday yesterday and have to say what a DELICIOUS cake it was! I didn't put the citrus juices in and would eliminate the zests as well for my next one but that is a personal preference, everyone thoroughly enjoyed it! A definite MAKE AGAIN recipe!"

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