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Moist Carrot Cake Recipe
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Moist Carrot Cake

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"This cake was made and brought to me at work. It is the moistest carrot cake I have ever had. Decorate with Cream Cheese Frosting."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9x13 inch pan Change Servings
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  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 20 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. Mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix sugar, oil, and eggs. Beat in flour mixture. Stir in shredded carrots, crushed pineapple, chopped nuts and flaked coconut. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 18, 2007

Excellent but the printed recipe is a little too moist. I made it to a T the first time, and the cake was good but a bit oily. The 2nd time, as suggested by others, I did 2/3 cup each of oil and applesauce, and it was so moist and wet, like a pudiing cake. The pineapple adds a lot of moisture, so decreasing the oil is ok. So ever since, I've used 1/2 cup oil, 1/2 cup applesauce. Whatever you decide to use (oil, applesauce)just decrease the overall amount to 1 cup. I bake it at 350 degrees (instead of 325) in two 9" cake pans for exactly 30 min. Turned out perfect. I use ALL light brown sugar. Drain/squeeze out all of the pineapple juice before adding to the batter. (8 oz. pineapple = 1 cup) Will definitely make again. Super moist! (4 star original recipe, 5 star with very slight change) Will be my master recipe. Use Cream Cheese Frosting II for a layer cake. If you like heavy frosting, you might need to use 3 packages of cream cheese.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 15, 2010

This was a good basic recipe. I like many others here don't care to use so much oil so i used 1/2 cup oil and 1/2 cup of apple butter. I reduced the sugar to 1-1/2 cups and omitted the walnuts and coconut from the cupcake. I made a coconut flavored cream cheese frosting and toasted some unsweetened coconut to decorate.

 
Dec 26, 2006

THIS IS AWESOME RECIPE FOR CARROT CAKE, THE BEST I'VE EVER MADE, BUT I HAVE TO SAY THAT PUTTING IN THAT MUCH OIL IS NOT NECESSARY. INSTEAD I CUT THE OIL IN HALF AND ONLY USED 3/4 C. AND THEN ADDED 3/4 C. OF UNSWEETENED APPLESAUCE. CAKE TURNED OUT MORE FLAVORFUL AND MOIST BESIDES LOSING ALL THOSE CALORIES AND FAT. WILL DEFINATELY MAKE AGAIN. HOPE THIS HELPS.

 
Jun 02, 2004

I have made the cake so many times since I found it. My family loves it. My boyfriend takes it to work on the construction site and the guys just love it. I can never have enough in the house. It is so good you don't even have to use the cream cheese topping. I think the next time I make it, I will cut the oil back by 1/4 cup to see how it comes out. Even though this recipe is excellent, I do find a bit oily.

 
Oct 27, 2003

This is a very good recipe for carrot cake. I was looking for one that included pineapples, coconut, and nuts. I used pecans because I have them readily available. The only modification that was made was that I added 1 tsp. of vanilla to the cake batter. The cake was very moist and I made a cream cheese frosting for it that consists of 4 oz. of cream cheese, 2 tbsp. butter, 1 tbsp. of milk, 1 tsp. vanilla and 2 cups of confectioner's sugar. Make sure that the cream cheese and butter are soft when mixing. I got rave reviews from everyone for this cake and I will definately make it again.

 
Nov 03, 2003

This Carrot Cake is the Best I have ever eaten. my husband likes spice cake so I added 1/2 teaspoon of cloves and 1/2 allspice I also added 1 cup rasins because I had them on hand , but would be just as good without them. When my hasband ate a piece of this cake he says " WOW this is the beat cake you have made in 45 years " That says alot for this recipe ,as over the years I have baked alot of desserts. Allrecipes.com is the best site for recipes. Thanks for the Moist Carrot Cake Recipe

 
Feb 16, 2007

This cake was delicious. I used 3/4 cup of oil & 3/4 cup of applesauce and cut the sugar to 1 1/2 cup to cut down on calories. It was very moist and will make again.

 
Oct 28, 2006

this recipe was really good but, it was a little too oily for me. i think next time i'll put 1 c of oil instead of 1 1/2c. it did take longer to bake as said by other reviews. i baked mine for 15 min. longer.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 569 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 59.4 g
  • 19%
  • Cholesterol
  • 70 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 35.7 g
  • 55%
  • Fiber
  • 2.8 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 5.9 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 470 mg
  • 19%

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

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