My Best Carrot Cake with Cinnamon Glaze

paula payne

By
@PPNashville

I have used this recipe for 30 + years. My family loves it.always moist.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Serves:
10-14
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 c
sugar
1 1/4 c
oil
4 large
eggs
1 tsp
vanilla extract
4 c
carrots, grated
2 c
all purpose flour
2 tsp
baking powder
2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
salt
2-3 tsp
cinnamon ( i use 3)
1 c
optional : raisins, walnuts
for the glaze :
2 - 3 c
powdered sugar
1 tsp
cinnamon
1-4 tsp
liquid..milk or coffee or rum or apple juice whatever you like

Step-By-Step

1Grease pan(s) 350 *....use 2 bowls...
1 st bowl put in the dry ingredients.flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda, cinnamon stir , set aside
22nd bowl cream together sugar and oil well..then add eggs 1 at a time, then vanilla...while mixing add the dry ingredients from the 2nd bowl 1/4 cup at a time until all combined
3add the carrots, raisins, walnuts, stir by hand.pour in pan(s) bake 1 hr, it could take longer depending on your oven, be sure to check for doneness, because this cake is very moist. Tip: flour your raisins alittle so they stay in the mix and not go to the bottom when baking...
4let the cake cool, mine took about 30 minutes, then invert and glaze....you can also use cream cheese frosting if you warm it up a little to make it easy to drizzle.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #Carrot