Fabulous Carrot Cake Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Fabulous Carrot Cake Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Fabulous Carrot Cake

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"This carrot cake recipe delivers a moist cake with lots of shredded carrots, crushed pineapple, and raisins and a tangy lemon cream cheese frosting."

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Original recipe makes 20 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins
  • READY IN

    55 mins

Directions

  1. Beat 1 cup butter and sugars until light and fluffy in large bowl. Beat in eggs. Beat in crushed pineapple, carrots, raisins and vanilla.
  2. Stir together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger and salt in medium bowl. Gradually add to pineapple mixture and beat until well blended. Pour into 2 9-inch greased and floured cake pans.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in pans 15 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely on wire racks.
  4. Beat cream cheese with remaining 1/2 cup butter until smooth. Beat in powdered sugar, lemon peel and juice until smooth. Spread frosting over cakes. Garnish with additional crushed pineapple and grated carrots, if desired.
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Apr 04, 2014

If you haven't tried this cakeā€¦.. it you should!!! This IS fantastic. The best homemade carrot cake I've ever had. I didn't change the cake recipe at all! I did grate my own carrots but that's it. Moist and flavorful! Loved it! I doubled the frosting recipe as suggested. If you're going to make 9 in cake I think that's a good idea. Probably not necessary if you make a 9x13. I didn't add the lemon peel, just the juice and a tsp of vanilla. The frosting was great as well. Not too sweet, just enough. Going forward this will be my only carrot cake recipe!!!! YUMMY

 
Mar 18, 2014

LOVED IT!!! Only thing I changed was I needed more icing so I doubled that part. I have people asking for the recipe all the time.

 

7 Ratings

Nov 25, 2014

This was a moist carrot cake. I cooked it according to the recipe and it turned out delicious. The lemon cream cheese frosting was a perfect compliment. Everyone raved about it, even the young girl that doesn't like fruit!

 
Jun 18, 2014

I had to run around to gather all the ingredients, but it was worth it. Amazing!! It's dense, delicious, and moist.

 
Aug 15, 2013

This recipe was not only simple but it tasted delicious! Moist and the Best Carrot Cake I ever ate. My 11 year old made the cake!

 
Jun 14, 2015

This cake is delicious. I made the cake as is...added walnuts, my preference. It was dense, but moist. Just the right amount of spice. I will definitely make it again. I made it as a sheet cake and the icing was enough to frost it. I used the recipe, but substituted Nufatchel cheese instead of cream cheese.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 403 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 55 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 82 mg
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 18.8 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 343 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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