Barb's Best Carrot Cake

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

Sweet and spicy! You can make this in a foil pan to bring for pot luck, BBQ's or give as a house warming gift.... This was given to me by Barb. It's tweaked a bit. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cake.
  2. Preheat oven to 350.
  3. Grease and flour 13x9 cake pan.
  4. With mixer, cream together the sugar and eggs.
  5. Slowly pour in oil, mixing until fully incorporated.
  6. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in increments.
  7. Add carrots and walnuts stir in and stir in optional raisins.
  8. Pour into prepared cake pan.
  9. Bake for 50 minutes - 1 hour.
  10. Frosting.
  11. Cream together the cream cheese and butter/margarine.
  12. Add vanilla, lemon juice and zest.
  13. Blend in powdered sugar, beating until smooth.
  14. Frost cooled cake.
Most Helpful

This carrot cake is so good. I made it for my father's birthday. He loves carrot cake and when I saw your recipe, I knew I had to make it. I used half the sugar and brown sugar. I omitted the walnuts. I used golden raisins. The icing is great. Texture of the cake was perfect. Thanks Rita :) Made for PAC Spring 2013

Boomette April 04, 2013

Very good, simple recipe. The cake was moist and delicious!

Yourrose99 January 13, 2011

This is the recipe I use. Moist, spicy and just plain yummy. I add raisins and just a tad more lemon juice. I've made it a few times now and we all love it. Thanks for sharing :)

wyldflower March 22, 2008