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The Best Ever Carrot Cake Recipe

Yield: 4-6 slices
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Chill Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

The only carrot cake recipe I have because it's the best. This recipe can be made in muffins, individual cakes or in a casserole dish for a potluck.


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla paste or extract
  • 2 cups grated carrots (about 6 carrots)
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup currants (optional)
  • ¼ cup raisins (optional)
  • ¼ cup walnuts (optional)
  • ¼ cup pecans (optional)

Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • ¼ cup butter (softened)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups powdered confectioner sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350ºF
  • Lightly coat 2 6 inch cake pans with butter and dust lightly with flour
  • In a large bowl mix together flour, sugars, baking soda, baking powder, salt and
  • Mix in the carrots, eggs and oil
  • Using an electric hand mixer beat on high for 2 minutes.
  • Fold in the currants, raisins, pecans, and walnuts
  • Pour into a prepared  cake pans
  • Bake at 350ºF for 30-35 minutes
  • Let cake cool before removing from cake pans
  • Ice the first layer then place 2nd cake on top and finish icing.
  • !Frosting

    Beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla with electric beaters until well-blended.

    Gradually add the sugar ½ cup at a time, and beat until smooth and creamy.

    Spread the cream cheese frosting on top of cooled cake.

      Nutrition Information:
      Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
      Amount Per Serving: Calories: 998Total Fat: 58gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 38gCholesterol: 152mgSodium: 899mgCarbohydrates: 112gFiber: 4gSugar: 74gProtein: 12g

      The nutritional information provided here are estimates and are not calculated by a registered dietician.

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