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Fail-Proof Homemade Carrot Cake Recipe

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My mom has been making this delicious and amazing carrot cake for longer than I’ve been alive… That means it has been a family favorite for over 30 years. It comes out deliciously moist, very flavorful, and is easy to make. Thus, it is a fail-proof recipe. Further, it is topped with the smoothest and best cream cheese frosting you can find.

You’ll want to print and keep the recipe.

Ingredients

3⁄4 cup olive oil
2 cups unbleached flour
2 tsp. cinnamon
4 eggs
1 cup brown sugar
3 cups grated carrots
1⁄2 cup white sugar
1 (14 oz.) can crushed pineapple with juice
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
Optional
1/2 Cup chopped walnuts
1/2 Cup raisins
1/2 Cup shredded coconut

Directions

Sift cinnamon, flour, sugars, salt, soda and baking powder in a large bowl.
Add oil, eggs, carrots and pineapple. Mix 3 minutes.
Bake in cake pan at 350 degrees for 32 minutes or until the middle springs up with the light press down of a finger.
Mix up The Best Cream Cheese Frosting from LiveLikeYouAreRich.com and frost (fill optional) when cooled.

Fail-Proof Carrot Cake Recipe

Fail-Proof Carrot Cake Recipe

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 32 minutes
Total Time: 42 minutes

It is deliciously moist, very flavorful, and is easy to make. Further, it is topped with the smoothest and best cream cheese frosting you can find.

Ingredients

  • 3⁄4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups unbleached flour
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 cups grated carrots
  • 1⁄2 cup white sugar
  • 1 (14 oz.) can crushed pineapple with juice
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • Optional
  • 1/2 Cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 Cup raisins
  • 1/2 Cup shredded coconut

Instructions

  1. Sift cinnamon, flour, sugars, salt, soda and baking powder in a large bowl.
  2. Add oil, eggs, carrots and pineapple. Mix 3 minutes.
  3. Bake in cake pan at 350 degrees for 28-35 minutes or until the middle springs up with the light press down of a finger
  4. Mix up The Best Cream Cheese Frosting from LiveLikeYouAreRich.com and frost (fill optional) when cooled.

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To make the cake as pictured, cook in a round spring form cake pan. Once the cake is cooled, cut into 3 sections/layers. Frost in between each section and also frost the tops and sides of cake. For added interest, place orange baking sprinkles on the sides.

Don’t forget to use this amazing cream cheese frosting recipe found here.

Best Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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 It is deliciously moist, very flavorful, and is easy to make. Further, it is topped with the smoothest and best cream cheese frosting you can find.

 

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Kim Wankel

Sunday 2nd of October 2016

So I made the cake according to directions and I put it in two round cake pans. It is taking a lot longer than 25 minutes. Thoughts?

Anita Fowler

Monday 16th of January 2017

I made it again, it was fantastic. But you were right, it took longer. Mine took 32 minutes. I changed the recipe to indicate that. I asked my mom and she said she presses her finger lightly in the middle and when it springs up its done. She starts checking at 25 minutes. So her recipe didn't have that written down. I've added it to it.

Anita Fowler

Thursday 29th of December 2016

I will make it again this weekend and let you know if it is in 2 pans how long it takes.

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Kdub

Saturday 26th of March 2016

Thisis so amazing. It's in the oven now.

I am using a bundt cake pan and it is not done yet. I set the timer for another 20 minutes.

Anita Fowler

Monday 16th of January 2017

Thanks for letting me know. Yes for round cake pans, sheet and bundt the time will vary. I made it again recently and it was amazingly good and moist but in the a sheet/cake pan it took 32 minutes. How long did it take in the bundt pan?

Anita Fowler

Tuesday 29th of March 2016

OH good! Thank you for your feedback! How did it end up turning out?

Chelsea @ Life With My Littles

Tuesday 17th of February 2015

This is absolutely perfect that you posted this today, because my husband came home and told me he was craving carrot cake! Thanks so much for sharing! I'm definitely saving this one.

Anita Fowler

Tuesday 17th of February 2015

Chelsea- Oh that's so awesome! Thanks for stopping by. Glad you reached out.

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