Rita's Awesome Carrot Cake

Rita's Awesome Carrot Cake Recipe

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Rita Troi


My friends, family & co-workers LOVE my cake & ask for it often for birthdays, reunions & get togethers. It is soooo moist, buttery & delish!!

★★★★★ 1 vote
30 Min


1/2 c
3 c
carrots, shredded
3/4 c
brown sugar, packed
3 stick
butter, room temperature
1/2 c
2 1/2 c
all purpose flour
2 tsp
baking soda
2 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
2 tsp
cinnamon, ground
4 large
2 tsp
vanilla extract
8 oz
pineapple, crushed & drained
1 c
8 oz
cream cheese, room temperature
1 stick
butter, room temperature
1 lb
powdered sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 c

How to Make Rita's Awesome Carrot Cake


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 3-9" cake pans & set aside.
    Place raisins in small pan & cover with water.Heat until water starts to boil, then turn off & set aside. Place carrots & brown sugar in bowl.Mix together & set aside.
  • 2In a large bowl cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. In another bowl, mix flour, soda, baking powder, salt & cinnamon.Add dry ingredients to butter mixture, alternating with eggs.Add vanilla & mix well.
  • 3Fold in pineapple,pecans, carrots, & drained raisins. Mix well & divide into cake pans.Bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. About 25-30 minutes.Remove from oven & let rest 15 min.
  • 4For Icing:
    In mixing bowl, cream the cheese & butter until light & fluffy.Add sugar slowly, beating constantly. Add vanilla. If too thick, add a little milk.Frost all 3 layers & sprinkle pecans on top.

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About Rita's Awesome Carrot Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes