After making your cake it is obvious how you won a Blue Ribbon. This cake is unbelievably moist and delicious. I made double tier instead of a 3-tier due to the size of my pans. I did not win a ribbon, but I may as well have, as I won rave reviews from my in-laws and my husbands co-workers. Quoting from one -That was the best carrot cake I have ever had. No joke. Stunning!!!! One happy camper!- There was not a crumb left in the end. I could not ask better than that! Thank you so much posting!
My fiance made this last night with my assistance because he had been really dying for carrot cake. We added raisins and walnuts. I think it was really good but not great. Definitely calls for more icing/frosting. We also added a tsp of vanilla extract syrup to the frosting. Yum!
Excellent recipe! First time making home made carrot cake and everyone was raving about it! thank you for sharing, this is absolutely a Blue Ribbon recipe! Very simple! I added about 3/4 of a cup of chopped walnuts as suggested by another user, next time I'll reduce that to 1/2 a cup. I also want to try replacing the oil with apple sauce to reduce the calories. Frosting was so fantastic! Whole recipe was very easy to make.
My first time making carrot cake and it was awesome! Really moist and flavorful!
I had to cut the recipe down into thirds so I would only end up with one cake layer since my husband was primarily going to be the only one to eat it. I didn't make the frosting in the recipe but rather used a container of premade cream cheese frosting since that is what my husband prefers (I know, weird!).
Thank you very much for this recipe. This is the first time I have made a carrot cake and I made this for my husband's birthday. Exceptionally moist and very tasty. The frosting was a bit too sweet for my taste, so I would probably adjust it a bit next time, but all of my "boys" loved this--even my son who eats nothing with vegetables in it. I will definitely be making this again.
This is one of the nicest carrot cakes i've ever made. And the frosting is a nice one too not too sweet - only bad side it ened up on the concrete outside our car when going to visit a friend
This was wonder and had great texture. DH says "best carrot cake ever". It was also pretty simple and easy to make. I will be making this again and again
This is the first time I make a carrot cake (I love carrot cake) and it is definitely the best carrot cake. Everyone who ate it thought that it was awesome, so perfect, moist, delicious. I added some vanilla to the icing and used 1 cup of light brown sugar with 1 cup of regular sugar. Also, I added half teaspoon of nutmeg with the cinnamon and it was great. Maybe the next time I will cut some oil because one I start to eat it, I can not stop.
I made this carrot cake for my son's first birthday. It was his first time eating cake and I wanted it to be made by me. He LOVED it! And I loved that it was homemade and not covered in store bought icing! :) Everyone at the party thought that it was THE BEST carrot cake they'd ever had. Thanks so much for a wonderful and memorable recipe!