Jane Farrer Recipe

Simply The Best Carrot Cake.

By Jane Farrer SisJane

Recipe Rating:
 4 Ratings
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Jane's Story

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!


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
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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

  • Comments

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    Straw's Kitchen GrandsBest - 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.
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    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!
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    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.