Homemade Carrot Cake

Homemade Carrot Cake

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Elizabeth Wallen


This is my grandmothers recipe i have loved as a child and still do. I make this at Easter and other holidays my family and friends love it.


★★★★★ 2 votes

50 Min
40 Min


  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp
    grated nutmeg
  • 3/4 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 4 large
  • 1 1/4 c
    packed light brown sugar
  • 1 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 c
    vegtable oil
  • 1/4 c
    heavy cream
  • 1 tsp
    vanillia extract
  • 1 tsp
    grated orange peel
  • 3 c
    shredded carrots
  • 1 c
    walnuts chopped

  • 1 oz
    8oz cream cheese softned
  • 1/2 c
    unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp
    grated orange zest
  • 2 tsp
    orange juice, fresh
  • 1 tsp
    vanillia extract
  • 2 c
    sifted confectioners sugar
  • ·
    walnut pieces

How to Make Homemade Carrot Cake


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Butter and dust with flour three 8x2 inch round cake pans.
  2. In a bowl mix flour baking powder cinnamon baking soda nutmeg salt and cloves.
  3. In another bowl beat eggs and brown sugar and white sugar on low beat in oil,cream vanillia and orange zest.Beat in flour mixture from above add carrots and nuts.
  4. Pour batter into pans bake until golden brown and the pick test comes out clean.Let cake cool and put on cake rack.Bake for 38 to 40 mins or until done
  5. For frosting.In a bowl beat cream cheese butter orange zest orange juice and vanillia until smooth.On low beat in sugar.On high beat for 30 sec.Place cake layer on cake plate spread 3/4 cup frosting over it repeat for each layer once you get layers frost frost enitre cake spoon walnut pieces on to the side of the cake and garnish with walnut halves on top.

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About Homemade Carrot Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern
Hashtag: #Carrot

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