Million Dollar Carrot Cake

Jennifer H


I love carrot cake, especially one without raisins! This cake is moist and very delicious! Great for the holidays.


★★★★★ 4 votes



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1 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 1/2 c
2 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
3 tsp
1/4 tsp
allspice, ground
1/4 tsp
nutmeg, ground
1 tsp
baking soda
1 c
vegetable oil
3 large
2 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c
carrots, grated
1/2 c
raisins (optional)
1 c
walnuts, chopped
4 oz
cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 Tbsp
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
3 c
powdered sugar, sifted
1/2 stick
butter, unslated
1/2 c
walnuts, chopped (garnish)
1 tsp
vanilla extract
6 Tbsp
milk (reserved)

How to Make Million Dollar Carrot Cake


  • 1Grease and flour an 8-inch square cake pan and set aside.
  • 2Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • 3In a mixing bowl, mix sugar, vegetable oil, and eggs and 2 1/2 tsp vanilla.
  • 4In a separate large mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and baking soda.
  • 5Fold in dry ingredients into wet mixture. Blend on low speed with an electric mixer for one minute. If batter seems too dry, add the 6 reserved tablespoons of milk one at a time until you reach desired consistency.
  • 6Fold in carrots and nuts and raisins (optional), until well blended. Pour into prepared pan
  • 7Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean . Cool cake in pan, for 20 minutes.
  • 8Remove cake to cake rack and cool completely.
  • 9Frosting: Beat cream cheese, milk,butter and additional vanilla with an electric mixer until well combined.
  • 10Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until smooth. If frosting is too stiff, add a few additional drops of milk.
  • 11Frost top and sides of cake. Sprinkle chopped walnuts on top of wet icing and allow to set.
  • 12NOTE: If making a layered cake. double frosting ingredients and frost between each layer.

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About Million Dollar Carrot Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Hashtag: #Carrot Cake

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