JANE LOUISE Recipe

BEST CARROT CAKE EVER

By JANE LOUISE lovinspoonful


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Serves:
15
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Bake
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JANE's Story

Again, going back to my vintage recipes that have been in my family for years, I spotted an old recipe from the 40's for carrot cake. It was titled THE BEST CARROT CAKE. Well, I figured it was now the 90's at the time and was sure someone probably had come up with a better recipe since then. I was wrong. To date, I have not tasted better carrot cake ever. It's easy and the outcome is amazing. A great spring cake for Easter dinner and a tradition around here...hide it from the Easter Bunny though.

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
I am acquainted with MANY self-proclaimed "Carrot Cake Experts", so I called in the troops for a little taste-testing on this recipe. I am thrilled to report that by unanimous decision this is, indeed, one of the best carrot cakes ever!

Ingredients

2 c
sugar
1 1/4 c
oil
4
large eggs
2 c
flour
2 tsp
baking soda
1 Tbsp
cinnamon
1 tsp
salt
3 c
grated carrots
1 c
chopped walnuts
FROSTING
12 oz
powdered sugar
2
3 oz. cream cheese room temp
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2 Tbsp
butter
2 Tbsp
milk

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: German
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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1175 Comments

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Nettie B NettieB
Mar 1, 2015
This was my first attempt at making carrot cake. There were so many great reviews I thought I'd give it a try. This recipe deserves every 5-star rating it received. Absolutely IS the best carrot cake ever. And the frosting is a taste of heaven. No one will believe that I actually made it myself. Thanks!
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Nettie B NettieB
Mar 1, 2015
Rookie cook/baker and master of dumb questions...
Which side of the grater should I use? (Small or large - not topside or underside lol). Also, Can I cut this recipe in half? How long would I cook it for and in what size pan?
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Anna Carpenter AFMomXs2
Nov 6, 2014
I would call one of the companies that make baking "Stevia" and ask them. I hate feeding anyone splenda since it turns to rat poison in your body.
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Joanne Hollingsworth kiliape
Nov 5, 2014
I would suggest using Splenda. Use the conversion label on the package.
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Beverly Dobson bdgrace23
Nov 4, 2014
I love this cake! It is the best ever! My friends al love this cake. I have a big problem, I have some other friends who can't eat sugar. What can I substitute for sugar? Please help me! Anyone who knows how to make this recipe sugar free please feel free to share your comments. Thanks!