My Best Carrot Cake with Cinnamon Glaze

paula payne


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


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30 Min
1 Hr


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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


  • 1Grease 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
  • 22nd 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
  • 3add 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...
  • 4let 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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