Carrot Cake at Its Best

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by llk2day

Received this recipe from a co-worker years ago. To me is is the best Carrot Cake ever! I hope you agree.

Top Review by psulauren

I chose this recipe because it had less oil in than most. I actually used half applesauce and it still turned out with a great dense carrot cake texture. I baked the cakes in 2 9" pans and sprinkled 1/4 cup of chopped pecans on each layer. I used my own cream cheese frosting recipe, but the cake was absolutely delicious. Loved it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine dry cake ingredients together.
  2. Add wet ingredients and blend well for two minutes.
  3. Stir in the nuts, if desired.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven at 350° in a 9 x 13-inch pan for 55-60 minutes, or use two 8-inch round pans, a clean toothpick tell you when cake is done.
  5. Cool cake before frosting.
  6. Mix frosting ingredients together adding the powder sugar slowly to the taste and spreading consistancy you desire.
  7. Spread frosting evenly over cake.
  8. Decorate with additional nuts, and tinted frosting carrots is always a fun thing to do too. Enjoy!

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