Carrot Cake Recipes

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

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Recipe: Homemade Carrot Cake

By Jackie H. 137 13

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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Steps:

  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!
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Question: Moist Carrot Cake Recipe

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?

Nellio

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By guest (Guest Post) Flag

December 15, 2007

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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Question: Carrot Cake Recipe With Canned Carrots

By mary 3 1

I am looking for a carrot cake recipe that uses canned pureed carrots. I saw one but I lost it. I want to make it for someone that doesn't like carrot shreds in the cake. Please let me know if someone has the recipe! Many thanks!

Mary from Paris, Ohio

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By guest (Guest Post) Flag

August 11, 2008

Have quite a few cans of carrots and would greatly appreciate a good moist carrot cake recipe to use them up.

Bunny girl'''hehehe Maria

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Question: Really Good Carrot Cake Recipe

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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By guest (Guest Post) Flag

January 21, 2009

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 http://www.squidoo.com/carrotcake

Brenda

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Recipe: Carrot Cranberry Prune Cake

By LINDA ROLINSKI 25 47

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. If you use chocolate cake, skip the prunes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 box carrot cake mix (or spice cake or any kind of cake you like)
  • 1 cup whole berry cranberry sauce (or more)
  • 10 prunes
  • 1 - 2 tsp. flour
  • 2 - 8 oz. boxes cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk (approximately)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (or 325 if using dark pans). Chop prunes (or dried apricots or other fruit). Mix with a bit of flour so they don't congregate at the bottom of the cake mix. Add to cake mix. Bake the cake.

Mix cream cheese with sugar and enough milk to make it thin enough to frost the cake with.

When cake cools, cut in half. Spread cranberry sauce then top with 1/2 of the cream cheese mixture. Put the other half of the cake on top. Spread with cranberry sauce and then frost with the rest of the cream cheese mixture.

Servings: 8-10
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

By Linda R. from Eustis, FL

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Recipe: Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

By gem 154 262

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. Go ahead and make 2 because when you freeze them, the flavor just bursts with each bite.

Ingredients:

Carrot Cake
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 2 Tbsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (or more if you desire)
  • 2 Tbsp. cinnamon
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
Icing:
  • 1 cup margarine or butter
  • 1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
  • 1 bag confectioners sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

Directions:

Mix together sugar applesauce, vanilla, cinnamon, nuts, carrots, and eggs with mixer. If it too stiff, add a little water.

In sifter, add 2 cups flour and baking soda, salt, and baking powder. Sift half of mixture into wet ingredients and add more flour to sifter until used up. Sift all into wet mixture.With mixer mix until just moist getting all the flour from the sides of the bowl.

Bake at 350 degrees F for one hour in tube pan that has been greased and floured (or use the spray).

Next make up the icing by beating margarine, cream cheese, vanilla, and gently add confectioners sugar until it is a little stiff. Refrigerate until stiff. About 1 hour.

If you add the cream cheese frosting to the cake, you must refrigerate it.

This cake will last 6 months in the freezer and about 20 minutes on the table. Make 2 and save on electricity at the same time.

Note: For the dieters, I normally leave the icing in a container and you spread your own or else I have 2 cakes - one frosted, one unfrosted.

Servings: 16
Time:20 Minutes Preparation Time
1 hour Minutes Cooking Time

Source: My own tweaked recipe.

By Gem from VA

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Recipe: Carrot Cake

By Robin 5,893 29

A fall favorite!

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 3 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 cup nuts
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups grated carrot
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
Icing:
  • 6 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1 lb. powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla

Directions:

Mix cake ingredients. Pour into oblong cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes. Top with icing when cool.

Servings: 9-12
Prep Time: 20-30 Minutes
Cooking Time: 30-35 Minutes

By Robin from Washington, IA

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Recipe: Carrot Cake

By Robin 5,893 29

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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Recipe: Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Sauce

The Maitre D

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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Question: Homemade Carrot Cake Recipes

By ruby 1

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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By Betty Andrejczak 3 24 Flag

August 26, 2009

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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Recipe: Carrot-Pineapple Cake

This makes a very large cake - can be halved or cooked in 2 - 9x13 inch pans.

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Archive: Carrot Cake Recipe With Canned Carrots


I would like a carrot cake recipe that uses canned carrots vs. fresh. It seems as though that would work alright but I know no one who has had success in doing so.

melody_yesterday from Sedalia, Missouri

Answers:

RE: Carrot Cake Recipe With Canned Carrots

Mine turned out very disappointing! It is worth it to me to peel and cook the carrots.
Woofey (10/30/2007)

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RE: Carrot Cake Recipe With Canned Carrots

I have a wonderful bundt cake recipe that uses baby food apricots so I'll just bet the baby food carrots would work out fine. (10/30/2007)

By Deb Brod

RE: Carrot Cake Recipe With Canned Carrots

When I think of the difference between canned peas vs. frozen peas vs. fresh peas I cant really quite picture using canned carrots. I too have heard of using baby food carrots instead. That seems a better option in my mind. Or perhaps you could cook some carrots yourself and mash/puree them...even starting from frozen if you just are not wanting to take the time to grate the carrots or do you just have some canned carrots you are trying to use up??

Anywho...here are some recipes I found on google:

with baby food:
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Carrot-Cake-VII/Detail.aspx

with canned carrots...doesn't look like it faired well in the reviews:
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Carrot-Cake-XII/Detail.aspx

another with canned carrots:
http://www.kitchenlink.com/mf/0/48703

(10/30/2007)

By K

RE: Carrot Cake Recipe With Canned Carrots

Melody, here is the link for a carrot cake made with baby food carrots:

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Fourteen-K-Carrot-Cake/Detail.aspx

I haven't tried it but it got great reviews.
I have been looking for a carrot cake made with baby food and will try this one myself. (10/30/2007)

By hugmehugs

RE: Carrot Cake Recipe With Canned Carrots

gee wow - no. I just wanted a handy kitchen cheat so i knew you all to be the worlds formost experts so decided to ask :)

T H A N K S !

(10/31/2007)

By melody_yesterday

RE: Carrot Cake Recipe With Canned Carrots

These all sound so interesting - I have a mix in the cupboard & think it should get used one way or the other -- it wasn't FREE.
SO I am still "trying to think" & taking in all this great input ! I'm impressed !
(another big T H A N K S !) (10/31/2007)

By melody_yesterday

RE: Carrot Cake Recipe With Canned Carrots

Hi, I have used fresh grated carrots--which takes forever. Also pulled the carrots right from the garden, scrubbed them up. Cooked them slowly with little moisture. When done, use a potato masher to get proper texture--as if you used raw. I have also used BABY FOOD carrots. So you should be able to use cooked/canned carrots the same way. I use a bit more cinnamon, as I love it in my quick breads! The more moist my cooked carrot mixture is, the less oil I use. I also use whole wheat flour as well. Go to www.allrecipes.com and enter what you are looking for OR I just got this email--fantastic selections.
http://www.northpole.com:80/Kitchen/Cookbook/ (10/31/2007)

By T&T Grandma

Archive: Carrot Cake Recipes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 cup grated carrots
  • 1 can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 3/4 tsp. cinnamon

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl, cream butter, gradually add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, 1 at at time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla. In medium bowl, combine: flour, baking powder, salt and spices; gradually add to creamed mixture; blend well. Stir in carrots, pineapple, raisins and nuts. Spoon batter into a well greased and floured 12 cup Bundt pan. Bake for 60-65 minutes or until cake tests done. Let cool in pan for 15 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool completely on a rack. Can ice completely or pour icing over top of cake and let drizzle, with a cream cheese icing. Garnish as you wish.

By Terri

Archive: Pineapple-Carrot Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. yellow cake mix
  • 1 can crushed pineapple in juice
  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup oil
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups packaged shredded carrots, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 Tbsp. orange zest
  • 3 cans cream cheese frosting

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter and flour 2 9 inch round cake pans. At low speed beat cake mix, pineapple, eggs, oil, 1/2 cup water and cinnamon, 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium-high; beat 2 minutes. Add carrots and nuts. Divide batter between pans.

Bake 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted into centers comes out clean. Cool 20 minutes. Remove from pans; cool on racks. Stir zest into frosting. If desired, transfer 3/4 cup mixture to pastry bag fitted with large star tip. Place 1 cake layer on serving plate; spread with 1 cup frosting mixture. Top with remaining cake layer. Spread top and side of cake with remaining frosting mixture. If desired, pipe rosettes onto cake. Garnish with marzipan carrots, if desired.

By Robin

Archive: Carrot Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups cooking oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cups raw carrots (shredded)
  • 2 cups flake coconut
  • 1 cup nuts (chopped)
  • 1 can crushed pineapple (drained)

Frosting:

  • 1/2 stick butter or margarine (softened)
  • 1 pkg. cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  • Tiny bit of milk

Directions

Combine all ingredients in order given and pour batter in a greased and floured 9x13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 40 minutes (sometimes longer). May bake in layers. Make frosting.

By Robin

Archive: Carrot Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • 2 Tbsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup carrots, grated
  • 1 package cream cheese, softened (3oz.)
  • 1/2 stick margarine, softened
  • 2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup chopped nuts

Directions:

Combine first 3 ingredients in bowl, mixing well. Blend 1/2 tsp. salt and dry ingredients together in bowl. Add to egg mixture, stirring to combine thoroughly. Fold in 1 Tbsp. vanilla and carrots. Pour into greased square baking pan.

Bake at 325 degrees F for 30 minutes. Beat 1 Tbsp. vanilla, remaining ingredients except nuts and pinch of salt in mixing bowl on high speed until light and fluffy. Add nuts and frost cooled cake.

By Robin from Washington, IA

Archive: Carrot Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 small jars baby food carrots

Directions

Beat sugar and oil together in bowl. Add eggs, beating well. Sift dry ingredients together. Fold into egg mixture alternately with carrots, blending well. Pour into 3 prepared layer pans. Bake at 300 degrees F for 40 minutes. Frost with cream cheese frosting.

By Robin from Washington, IA

Archive: Homemade Carrot Cake Recipes

Does anyone have a recipe for a good carrot cake without pineapple or boxed cake mixes? I prefer cakes made from scratch not from a box, please. My son has allergies so boxed cake mixes aren't good for him and he doesn't like pineapple. Many thanks.

Cettina

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This is the very best recipe in the whole world for carrot cake. My husband doesn't like carrot (or he didn't before me), but he absolutely loves this one. You can use a cream cheese frosting or do like we do and eat it plain.

Ingredients:

  • 2 c all-purpose flour
  • 2 c sugar
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1/2 t salt
    <li.1/2 t nutmeg
  • 3 c finely grated carrots
  • 1 c cooking oil (I use applesauce instead)
  • 1 c chopped nuts
  • 4 eggs

FROSTING

  • 1/4 c softened butter or margarine
  • 1/4 c shortening
  • 12 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 1/2 c sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 T milk (may not be needed)

Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 15X10 baking pan.

Combine all dry ingredients. Add carrots, oil (or applesauce), and nuts and stir until well combined.
Add eggs and mix well. Pour into pan and bake until top springs back when touched (about 35-45). While cake is cooling: Stir together all frosting ingredients except sugar and milk. Add sugar and stir until well combined, add milk if necessary. Spread over cooled cake. Eat. (07/15/2008)

By Glenn'sMom

RE: Homemade Carrot Cake Recipes

My husband's favorite cake is carrot cake, but he hates the box mixes. I make this recipe for him every year on his birthday and he loves it.

Carrot Cake

  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 Cup White Sugar
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
  • 3 Cups Grated Raw Carrots
  • 1/2 Cup Raisins
  • 1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Nuts (optional - and omit if serving to small kids)

Beat eggs well in a large bowl, and add sugars in gradually, beating until light. Beat in oil. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir into egg mixture. Stir in carrots, raisins, and nuts (if using). Pour into a greased and floured 13X9 pan, and bake in a 350 degrees oven for 35-40 minutes. Enjoy.
(07/16/2008)

By tiffanyau

RE: Homemade Carrot Cake Recipes

My fave recipe is from a church cookbook.

  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 c. oil

Blend these together well in large bowl.

  • 3 eggs

Add one at a time and beat well after each

Sift together:

  • 1-1/3 c. flour and 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1-1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1-1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp cinnamon

Add to egg mixture, stir until blended. Add 2 c. grated carrots, 1/2 c. chopped walnuts and 1 c. raisins.
Bake 1 hour at 350*F.

Personally, I like carrot cake without any icing. But in case you don't:

OPTIONAL ICING

  • 1/4 lb cream cheese
  • 1/4 c. margarine or butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • Icing sugar(XXX sugar)

Beat together first 3 ingredients until fluffy. Then add icing sugar until it becomes spreading consistency. When cake is cooled, spread on frosting and enjoy. I have also substituted orange extract for the vanilla in the cream cheese icing with lovely results. You can also make an orange juice and icing sugar glaze instead that is very tasty and a lighter option to icing. (07/17/2008)

By thriftmeg

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RE: Homemade Carrot Cake Recipes

I double checked the one I sent to you. Yes, that's the correct amount of sugar. You might try cutting it down. I used to use about half the sugar recipes called for with no bad results especially if there was frosting involved. We usually (as in always) eat ours without frosting and prefer it this way. (07/17/2008)

By Glenn'sMom

RE: Homemade Carrot Cake Recipes

My favorite is the one with the strained baby food carrots. I think it uses two or three jars. I haven't made it in a while. You can Google the recipe. Just key in: strained carrots baby oil cake, those five words should get you a jillion recipes for it. No pineapple in it either. Wish I could cut and paste, but this laptop is new to me and I don't do it yet. (07/29/2008)

Archive: Carrot Cake

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 cup crushed pineapple and juice
  • 3 cups grated carrots
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. soda
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (opt.)
  • 1 cup coconut flakes (opt.)
Frosting
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1 package cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 2 lb. powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. water or enough liquid to make right consistency.

Directions

Mix eggs, sugar, and oil 2 minutes at medium speed. Add pineapple and carrots. Mix in flour, cinnamon, soda, salt, then add walnuts and coconut. Mix well at low speed. Bake 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees F. Fills a 9x13 inch cake pan. Frost with cream cheese frosting.

For Frosting: All ingredients should be at room temperature. Combine in order given. Liquid required will depend on room temperature and humidity. Makes enough to frost a sheet cake or 8 inch round cake.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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RE: Carrot Cake

I love carrot cake but I've never heard of adding pineapple or coconut. Anyone tried it with these ingredients? (03/29/2006)

By IMAQT1962

RE: Carrot Cake

Oh yeah! It makes it REALLY good. You'll love it!!(04/05/2006)

By peggygv

Archive: Carrot Cake

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 can crushed pineapple (8 oz.)
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
Orange Glaze:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. grated orange peel
  • 1 tsp. salt

Directions

Mix together flour, cinnamon, soda, salt, carrots and pecans. Then combine sugar, oil, pineapple, eggs and vanilla and add to first mixture. Bake in greased and floured tube pan at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes.

For Orange Glaze: Mix sugar and cornstarch in pan. Gradually add orange juice and stir until smooth. Add butter, orange peel and salt. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until thick. Let glaze cool completely before putting on cake.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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RE: Carrot Cake

Thanks for a carrot cake recipe that doesn't use cream cheese frosting. I am not a cheese lover and can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks Robin. (06/11/2009)

By Joankay

Archive: Carrot Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. soda
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups grated carrots
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 cups oil
  • 1/2 cup nuts

Icing:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 box powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup margarine

Directions

Cream oil and sugar. Add eggs. Sift dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture. Add carrots and nuts. Place in greased and floured pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.

For Icing: Beat all of the above ingredients together and frost cooled cake.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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