Best Ever Carrot Cake

Recipe by vlynn

This came out of the New Better Homes and Garden Cookbook. Made it for a church function and got rave reviews and I truly do think it is the Best Ever Carrot Cake I have made and I've made several. Enjoy!

Top Review by breadmakingmama

This has been my go to carrot cake for a long time. I've even made a wedding cake with this recipe. Lost the page from my BHG book :( so I was happy to find it here. Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Allow eggs to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, grease and flour two 9x1 1/2 inch round cake pans; set pans aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and baking soda.
  4. In a medium bowl combine eggs, carrots, and oil. Add egg mixture to flour mixture; stir until combined. Pour batter into the prepared pans.
  5. Bake at 350 oven for 30-35 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted near centers comes out clean.
  6. Cool on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool completely on racks.
  7. Frost tops and side with frosting. If desired, sprinkle chopped pecans over frosting. Store cake in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  8. *The carrots need to be finely shredded or they may sink to the bottom of pan during baking.

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