Simply The Best Carrot Cake.

Jane Farrer Recipe

By Jane Farrer SisJane

25 Min
45 Min

This is simply the best carrot cake recipe and i can not really add much to this!The frosting recipe makes a generous ammount of frosting and who does not love that? Enjoy!Let me know what you think!

pinch tips: Parchment Paper Vs Wax Paper


eggs at room temperature
2 c
unrefined cane sugar
2 c
all-purppose unbleached flour,presifted
3 tsp
ground cinnamon
1 tsp
each: soda and baking powder
1/4 tsp
each: salt and nutmeg
2 c
carrots,finely grated(about 2 large carrots)
1 c
vegetable oil
1/2 c
sweet butter,melted and cooled
1/2 c
pineapple chuncks,drained well and cut up
2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1/2 c
golden raisins,plumped in some hot water or apple cider
1/2 c
pecans, in pieces(optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

In a large bowl combine:eggs,sugar,oil,melted butter and vanilla extract.Beat well.
In another bowl combine: presifted flour,cinnamon,baking powder,soda,salt and nutmeg.Whisk all together./or sift all throught a sifter.
Gently incorporate the dry ingridients in to the wet ones.
Fold in the presoaked raisins,grated carrots,and the cut up pineapple chunks./pineapple should be cut in to small bite size pieces and drained very well/.
Pour the batter in to two greased and floured 9 inch round cake pans. Bake at 350' for 45 min,test with a toothpick. Cool for 15 min,run the knife arround the edge of pans,invert in to cooling racks.
For frosting:
whip together- 1/2 cup soft butter/one stick/,
1 1/2 package soft cream cheese;gradually beat in 1 LB. powdered cane sugar and 2tsp.pure vanilla extract.Whip till fluffy!Frost the cake layers,sides and top.
Chill the cake for 3 hours before serving or better yet through the night.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Hashtags: #Carrot, #cakes, #best

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Straws Kitchen CinCooks
Dec 6, 2011
I love carrot cake too...been making them since the 1950's. But I make mine in a bundt pan now and either drizzle a glaze over it or just dust it with powdered sugar.
I love the looks of your frosting.....gona have to make this one.
SAVED!!!!! Beautiful job Jane.
Judy Schlomer 1949apronlady
Apr 11, 2012
How about that?? This recipe is indentical to my family's recipe for carrot cake. I have been perusing all the recipes and I finally found one with all the ingredients. The pineapple, the raisins add so much to the flavor. My husband's absolutely favorite cake. Great job!
Heather Sappington anonnie
Dec 14, 2013
I have 10 minutes on the timer and my house smells heavenly, taking it to the family Christmas gathering tomorrow. Thank you so much for this lovely version.