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There are a variety of ways to make this moist delicious cake. This page contains carrot cake recipes.

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November 24, 2015 Flag
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This is my families most favorite holiday dessert besides pies! I add a few different things that are not found in most recipes.

Homemade Carrot Cake


  • 1-1/2 sticks butter (12 tablespoons)
  • 4 eggs, I always use jumbo. I think it truly makes a difference.
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract (imitation is fine)
  • 2-1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cloves or allspice
  • 3 cups grated carrots
  • 1 20 oz. can of crushed pineapple (very well drained, I use a potato masher to press out the juice, and then pat it with a paper towel)
  • Butter Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1 pkg (8 oz) softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter
  • 4 - 5 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Use a few drops of coffee creamer if frosting is too thick.
Homemade Carrot Cake

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  1. Pre-heat oven 350 degrees F. Prepare large tube pan with spray oil and flour.
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  3. In a large mixing bowl, melt butter until softened. Beat together eggs, butter, sugar, and vanilla. Mix well.
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  5. Add your grated carrots and crushed pineapple. Mix very well now with a spatula, and set aside.
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  7. In another mixing bowl, add your flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg & allspice or cloves. Mix well with a spatula, NOT in the mixer!
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  9. 4. Add this to your wet ingredients. Stirring in very well, folding in the flour over and over from the top to the bottom of the bowl. Mix well.
  10. Pour batter into prepared tube pan or you can make round layer cakes. This would make a lovely 3 layer cake!
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  12. Cook for about 60 minutes and test with a toothpick for doneness. If it comes out a bit wet or sticky, add 5 minutes between testing.
  13. Let this cool for 10-15 minutes, turn over onto a cake plate or dinner plate, and then quickly turn it over again. So the top of the cake is right side up.
  14. To make your frosting; melt butter and add to softened cream cheese. Stir until all is smooth. Add the vanilla. Add the confectioner's sugar, and stir until smooth. If this is too thick, add a few drops at a time of coffee creamer or milk. If the frosting is too thin, add by the spoonful more confectioner's sugar.
  15. Let this cool in the refrigerator until served.
  16. Enjoy this moist and delicious dessert!

June 9, 2016 Flag
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This is a guide about making a carrot cake recipe with canned carrots. Even if you don't have fresh carrots you can still make a delicious carrot cake.

Piece of carrot cake against a white background

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November 21, 2011 Flag

Had some leftover homemade cranberry sauce, prunes and a box of carrot cake mix and decided to get creative! It turned out delicious! You can also make cranberry upside down cake, or mix the cream cheese and cranberry together and put into muffins.

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November 30, 2011 Flag
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A fall favorite!

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April 6, 2011 Flag
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With the coming of spring brings an old, yet great, recipe for those family get-togethers that is scrump-delicious. Simple and easy to make, I'm betting it won't last long when everyone bites into your freshly homemade dessert.

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April 7, 2010 Flag
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Blend oil and sugar, then add eggs, one at a time. Sift all other dry ingredients together in another bowl. Add dry ingredients to sugar/oil/egg mixture.

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January 1, 2005 Flag
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I love carrot cake and I have sampled it all over the world.  This recipe makes one of the moistest cakes I have ever had, but what makes it really special is the icing.  Instead of regular cream cheese icing we like to make it with a cream cheese sauce.  When serving the cake just pour or dollop on the cream cheese sauce, as little or as much as you want.

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December 13, 2007 Flag
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I'm looking for a REALLY yummy carrot cake recipe. One that is very moist. The recipe I tried was really dry and I've eaten some before that was really moist. Does anybody have a recipe like this?


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December 14, 20070 found this helpful

The recipe with the crushed pineapple is the best one I've had.

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December 15, 20070 found this helpful

I have been using the same recipe since I took it over from my mom. I make a carrot cake mix according to the directions, except I use the juice from a can of pineapple instead of water. butter instead of oil, not margarine. I take a small can of carrots and smash them and add them. You can add some crushed pineapple if you want to, though dont use the whole can, maybe 1/4 to 1/2 of it. Bake at recommended temp and time. I use cream cheese frosting and add some of the crushed drained pineapple to the frosting to thin it down a little and add flavor and texture.

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January 20, 2005 Flag
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Help! Does anyone out there have a really great recipe for Carrot Cake? I would love to have it, if you'd be willing to share it.

Bert from Oregon

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February 11, 20050 found this helpful

hi, i made a tastey carrot cake but some of the shredded carrots turned green! it looks like zuchinni. how does this happen? and it tastes fine if you don;t think about it.

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January 21, 20090 found this helpful

Hi, Bert in Oregon!

This is Brenda in Ottawa, Ontario. I have a page dedicated to The Best-Ever Carrot Cake which really is (at least in my opinion) delicious. You might enjoy checking it out at


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November 30, 2011 Flag
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A fall favorite!

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August 21, 2009 Flag
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I am looking for a recipe for carrot cake for approximately 20 people. I would like one using eggs, oil, flour, cinnamon, and carrots.

By ruby123 from Aberdeen, NC

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August 26, 20090 found this helpful

This is the copycat recipe for the Sara Lee Carrot Cake. I have tried quite a few carrot cake recipes but this one is really good (and I am so picky)! You can always double the recipe and make two cakes.

Sara Lee's Carrot Square Cake Recipe

2 Eggs

1 teaspoon Vanilla

6 ounces Oil

1 teaspoon Salt

1-1/2 teaspoons Baking powder

2 teaspoons Cinnamon

1 cup Sugar

1-1/4 cups All-purpose flour

1 cup Carrots -- grate fine

1 cup Walnuts -- well-chopped

1/2 cup Light raisins

Cream Cheese Icing

6 ounces Cream cheese - softened

1/4 pound Butter

1 pound Powdered sugar

1-1/2 teaspoons Orange extract

1 teaspoon orange peel

1 tablespoon Light corn syrup or pancake syrup

1 tablespoon Cornstarch or flour

Combine first 8 ingredients with electric mixer on medium-high. Beat 3 minutes scraping down sides of bowl often. Remove beaters. Stir in last 3 ingredients. Grease and flour 9" square pan. Spread batter evenly in pan. Bake at 325 about 50 minutes. Cool in pan about 30 minutes.

Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting and sprinkle with additional walnuts.

Icing: Cream the cream cheese with the butter until light and fluffy, using med-high speed of electric mixer. Add half of the sugar, increasing speed to high. Add extract and peel and beat about 1 minute. Scrape down sides of bowl often. Resume beating adding remaining powdered sugar. Beat smooth. Frost sides and top of cake.

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May 26, 2004 Flag
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This makes a very large cake - can be halved or cooked in 2 - 9x13 inch pans.

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April 6, 2011 Flag
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  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 3 medium carrots, grated
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar


  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 2 Tbsp. firmly packed light brown sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 inch round cake pan. Dust with flour; tap out excess. Mix together flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Beat together butter and sugar at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. At low speed, alternately beat flour mixture and milk into butter mixture. Stir in carrots and nuts.

Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake cake until top springs back when lightly touched and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 40 minutes. Transfer pan to a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes. Turn cake out onto rack to cool completely. To prepare icing, beat together butter and cream cheese at medium speed until completely smooth. Beat in vanilla. Beat in confectioners' sugar until well blended. To prepare topping, mix together nuts and brown sugar. Place cake on a serving plate. Spread icing over top and sides. Sprinkle with nut mixture.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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