Addictive Carrot Cake

Amanda Hyatt


My Mom has been making this cake since I can remember, and it's always a special treat. I rarely eat cake, but I cannot stop eating this cake when she makes it. Hope you enjoy it as well.

★★★★☆ 3 votes
25 Min
30 Min



2 c
all-purpose flour
2 c
granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp
baking soda
2 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
2 tsp
2 c
peeled, finely grated carrots. or use baby carrots.
4 large
eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 c
applesauce, unsweetened
3/4 c
canola oil
8 oz
can of crushed pineapple, lightly drained
1/2 c
finely chopped walnuts or pecans


4 c
powdered sugar
8 oz
package of cream cheese (not low fat), room temperature
1 stick
unsalted butter, room temperature
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract, or a bit more to taste

How to Make Addictive Carrot Cake


  • 1Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • 2Grease, flour, and line with parchment or wax paper (3) 9 inch round cake pans, Or lightly grease and flour a 9x13 cake pan
  • 3Using a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda and salt
  • 4In a smaller bowl stir together carrots, eggs, oil and pineapple. Then stir them into dry ingredients until mixture is well combined. **Hand mix only, do not use a electric mixture or it will make the cake dry**
  • 5Divide mixture among the 3 cake pans, or pour into rectangular pan. Bake for 30 minutes, or 35 mins if using the rectangular pan, until a cake tester, or knife comes out clean, and the cake just begins to pull away from the edges of the pan. If using round pans, cool 10 mins before inverting onto cake racks, if you plan to serve cake directly out of the rectangular pan, cool completely in the pan
  • 6Cream cheese frosting directions.
    Using an electric mixer combine cream cheese and butter. Slowly beat in confectioners sugar until well combined. Beat in vanilla. When cake is completely cool, assemble round layers and front top and sides. Or spread frosting atop rectangular cake. Sprinkle with nuts.

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About Addictive Carrot Cake

Course/Dish: Desserts, Cakes
Hashtags: #Carrot, #decadent