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Carrot Raisin Cake Recipe

Carrot Raisin Cake Recipe

A creamy frosting with a touch of vanilla and orange juice tops this deliciously moist cake. The room quiets down whenever this scrumptious dessert is presented. —Ann Marie Vachon, London, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling YIELD:12-16 servings


  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups grated carrots
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar


  • 1. Toss raisins with 2 tablespoons flour; set aside. In a large mixing bowl, combine the brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and remaining flour. Add oil and eggs; beat well. Stir in carrots and reserved raisins.
  • 2. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake at 325° for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 3. For frosting, in a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Beat in orange juice and vanilla. Gradually add confectioners' sugar; beat until light and fluffy. Spread over cake. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 516 calories, 22g fat (8g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 411mg sodium, 77g carbohydrate (61g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 10, 2012

"This cake is delicious! I used whole wheat flour and no one even noticed the difference. YUM!

~ Theresa"

Reviewed Feb. 25, 2012

"Excellent cake. I tasted the frosting at 3 cups and thought it was sweet enough so I stopped at 3 versus 3 3/4 cups."

Reviewed Oct. 30, 2011

"I made this the other day for my Dad's birthday party. Everyone absolutely loved it. Very easy to make."

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