Buy the 2015 Old Farmer's Almanac!

The Best Ever Carrot Cake

The Best Ever Carrot Cake
PrintPrintEmailEmail

Rate this Recipe:

Your rating: None Average: 3.9 of 5 (8 votes)

Yield: About 24 two-inch squares

Cake

  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups lightly packed shredded carrots
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 13x9-inch baking pan. In a mixing bowl, beat together the sugar, oil, and vanilla just until combined. At medium speed, beat in the eggs one at a time. Stir in the flour, nutmeg, cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda. Add the carrots, pineapple, and nuts. Stir just until combined. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Remove from the oven, place onto a rack, and let cool.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 6 ounces (2 small packages) softened cream cheese
  • 6 tablespoons softened butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced orange peel
  • 2 to 2-1/4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar

For frosting: Combine all ingredients and beat until smooth. Adjust the amount of confectioners' sugar, depending on how stiff you like the icing to be.

Please review this recipe below!

Comments

Absolutely melt-in-your-mouth

By stiljanice

Absolutely melt-in-your-mouth delicious——this from a person who usually passes on carrot cake. It would benefit from a few raisins because that is a traditional ingredient, but it doesn't need them. A guarantee of goodness, indeed!

Review this Recipe

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
By submitting this form, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.

2015 Garden Calendar2015 Weather Watcher's Calendar2015 Recipes Calendar2015 Engagement Calendar 2015 Everyday Calendar2015 Country CalendarNew Year Cross StitchLobster Rope Doormats