Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

I won a Blue Ribbon for this cake in 1986 at the Ohio State Fair.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Beat oil and sugar, then add eggs.
  2. Add and mix the rest of the cake ingredients in the order given Beat for 1 minute.
  3. Pour into 3 9-inch cake pans.
  4. Bake at 350°F for 35 minutes.
  5. Icing: Mix butter and cream cheese together until smooth, then add sugar a little at a time.
  6. Beat until smooth.
Most Helpful

thank you!!! moist and tasty. my family loves it:-)...however i read the reviews after making one and found that by adding nutmeg, clove and replacing half a cup of oil for apple sauce it was the best carrot cake ever!!!...oh i also threw in a hand full of raisins.
one proplem i have is that once cut the layers slide of to side which spoils the look!!! but not the taste......any tips for making it stay together.

5 5

Loved this recipe! It was easy and it was my first time making carrot cake. I haven't tried it but it was a hit at my house. Will make again! Would taste great as cupcakes too

2 5

I replace half the oil with applesauce and it still tasted pretty oily. I can't image making the recipe as is. As a side note, I'd add more cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. It didn't seem like it had much flavor.