Oh No!! Another Carrot Cake Recipe!!!

Deb Kotansky

By
@Deb77

I looked at some of the recipes here and they all look good... BUT!! I think I will stick to this one. It's the best carrot cake I have ever had... hands down...ENJOY!!

I appreciate that Marie made this and put a picture of it on here. I don't do anything but frost it... no decorations, so those are optional according to your artistic abilities!!!

I have doubled this, but I think it works better in a smaller pan. If you need a bigger cake... make 2!!!


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Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
8 (I guess) more if you double it.
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 1/2 c
granulated sugar
1 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
cinnamon
1/2 tsp
ground ginger
1/2 tsp
nutmeg
1 c
cooked, mashed carrots, cooled to room temperature
3/4 c
vegetable oil
1
8 1/4 ounce can crushed pineapple, drained
3
eggs
1 Tbsp
hot water
1/2 c
chopped walnuts (optional)
1/4 c
raisins, soaked to plump (optional)

CREAM CHEESE ICING

8 oz
cream cheese, softened
1/2 c
butter, softened (real butter please!!)
1 lb
powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla (if desired.. i do)

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350*

2Combine all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

3Mix carrots, oil, pineapple, eggs and hot water in a small bowl.

4Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients, mixing until smooth. Stir in walnuts and raisins.

5Pour into greased and floured 9-inch cake pan. Bake for 45 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Remove from pan and cool completely. Frost with icing.

6ICING: Beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Gradually add sugar to desired consistency.

7I am precise with most of these ingredients, but I will add a little more than a cup of carrots...and just a pinch more of the spices.... Ok, maybe a few more walnuts and raisins too! Works great if you just follow the recipe too!

About this Recipe

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