My Best Carrot Cake with Cinnamon Glaze

paula payne


I have used this recipe for 30 + years. My family loves it.always moist.


★★★★★ 2 votes

30 Min
1 Hr


  • 2 c
  • 1 1/4 c
  • 4 large
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 4 c
    carrots, grated
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2-3 tsp
    cinnamon ( i use 3)
  • 1 c
    optional : raisins, walnuts
  • ·
    for the glaze :
  • 2 - 3 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp
  • 1-4 tsp
    liquid..milk or coffee or rum or apple juice whatever you like

How to Make My Best Carrot Cake with Cinnamon Glaze


  1. Grease pan(s) 350 *....use 2 bowls...
    1 st bowl put in the dry ingredients.flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda, cinnamon stir , set aside
  2. 2nd bowl cream together sugar and oil well..then add eggs 1 at a time, then vanilla...while mixing add the dry ingredients from the 2nd bowl 1/4 cup at a time until all combined
  3. add the carrots, raisins, walnuts, stir by hand.pour in pan(s) bake 1 hr, it could take longer depending on your oven, be sure to check for doneness, because this cake is very moist. Tip: flour your raisins alittle so they stay in the mix and not go to the bottom when baking...
  4. let the cake cool, mine took about 30 minutes, then invert and can also use cream cheese frosting if you warm it up a little to make it easy to drizzle.

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About My Best Carrot Cake with Cinnamon Glaze

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #Carrot

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