Carrot Cake

May 24, 2017

Author Notes: A moist, light and irresistible carrot cake with cream cheese frosting that no dinner guest will turn down.simmerandsauce

Makes: 1 cake


For The Cake:

  • 6 cups grated carrots
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple, drained well
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

For The Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
In This Recipe


For The Cake:

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, add the grated carrots and brown sugar. Mix well to combine. Set aside and let rest for 60 minutes, mixing occasionally.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease and flour two round 10-inch cake pans. Set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl add the flour, baking soda and cinnamon. Mix well to combine. Set aside.
  4. In a kitchen mixer, such as a KitchenAid fitted with a paddle attachment, add the sugar and eggs and mix well on medium speed until light and fluffy.
  5. Add the oil and vanilla extract and mix well to combine.
  6. With the mixer on low, slowly add the flour mixture. Mix well to incorporate.
  7. Add the pineapple and mix well.
  8. Remove the bowl from the mixer and, using a rubber spatula, fold in the walnuts.
  9. Pour the cake batter into the two prepared cake pans. Bake on the middle rack for about 35-40 minutes until firm on top and a cake tester comes out clean.
  10. Allow cakes to cool completely before trimming and frosting.

For The Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. In a kitchen mixer, such as a KitchenAid fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter and cream cheese on high until smooth and well incorporated. Add the vanilla.
  2. With the mixer on low, slowly add the sugar and mix well. Put the mixer on high to make the frosting very smooth and free of any lumps.

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Reviews (1) Questions (0)

1 Review

John A. June 19, 2017
This recipe's frosting recipe is incorrect. Instead of walnuts it should be 2 cups of powdered sugar, right??