Best Carrot Cake

1
Tanya Alley

By
@tanya84

I found this recipe years ago in Southern Living magazine and it certainly lives up to its name. It's so moist and rich! It quickly became a favorite with family and friends, especially my mom who loved carrot cake. Hope you enjoy!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
10
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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2 c
all purpose flour
2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
salt
2 tsp
ground cinnamon
3 large
eggs
2 c
sugar
3/4 c
vegetable oil
3/4 c
buttermilk
2 tsp
vanilla extract
2 c
grated carrot
8 oz
can crushed pineapple, drained
3-1/2 oz
can flaked coconut
1 c
chopped pecans

BUTTERMILK GLAZE

1 c
sugar
1-1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 c
buttermilk
1/2 c
butter
1 Tbsp
light corn syrup
1 tsp
vanilla extract

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

3/4 c
butter, softened
8 oz
pkg cream cheese, softened
3 oz
pkg cream cheese, softened
3 c
sifted powdered sugar
1-1/2 tsp
vanilla extract

How to Make Best Carrot Cake

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 350°. Line 3 (9-inch) round cake pans with wax paper; lightly grease and flour wax paper. Set pans aside.
  • 2Stir together first four ingredients.
  • 3Beat eggs and next four ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add flour mixture, beating on low speed until blended. Fold in carrot and next three ingredients. Pour batter into prepared cake pans.
  • 4Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • 5Drizzle Buttermilk Glaze evenly over layers; cool in pans on wire racks for 15 minutes.
  • 6Remove from pans and cool completely on wire racks.
  • 7Spread Cream Cheese Frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake.
  • 8Buttermilk Glaze - Bring first 5 ingredients to a boil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Boil, stirring often, 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  • 9Cream Cheese Frosting - Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add powdered sugar and vanilla; beat until smooth.

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About Best Carrot Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern




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