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my best carrot cake with cinnamon glaze

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
paula payne
Nashville, TN

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

(2 ratings)
yield 10 -14
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For my best carrot cake with cinnamon glaze

  • 2 c
  • 1 1/4 c
  • 4 lg
  • 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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