Best Ever Carrot Cake

Melissa Williamson


My family loves my carrot cake. I make them for Thanksgiving. It is so easy to make a carrot cake. It is so delicious and sweet and tasty.


★★★★★ 2 votes

12 servings
30 Min
45 Min


  • 4
  • 1 1/2 c
    vegetable oil
  • 2 c
  • 2 c
    plain flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 3 c
    carrots, shredded
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans

  • 1
    8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 stick
    butter or margarine, softened
  • 1
    16 oz. 4 x powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract

How to Make Best Ever Carrot Cake


  1. Blend together eggs and oil. Sift sugar and other dry ingredients together. Add to egg mixture, mixing well. Add carrots and pecans. Blend well. Pour mixture into 2 (9") cake pans which have been greased and floured. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes. If a 12"x8"x2" pan is used, bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
    Cream together cream cheese and butter. Add sugar, vanilla and mixing well. Frost between layers, top and sides.

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About Best Ever Carrot Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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