Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins
This cake is even better if baked a day ahead, wrapped and refrigerated, then frosted the following day. This is an amazing carrot cake! Although I have only baked this in two cake pans, I'm sure it would be just as good baked in a 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
- 2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 4 large eggs
- 3⁄4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 3⁄4 cup sugar
- 2⁄3 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup orange marmalade
- 1⁄2 cup orange juice
- 3 cups grated carrots (lightly packed)
- 1 cup chopped toasted walnuts
- Set oven to 350 degrees (oven rack to secon-lowest position).
- Butter and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
- In a medium bowl sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
- In another bowl beat eggs, oil, vanilla, both sugars, marmalade and orange juice until well blended (about 3 minutes).
- Stir in the dry ingredients with a wooden spoon; mix to combine well.
- Fold in the carrots and nuts.
- Divide the batter between the two pans.
- Bake for about 40-45 minutes, or until the cakes test done.
- Transfer the cakes to racks and cool for about 15 minutes.
- Turn out the cakes onto racks to cool completely.
- Frost the cooled cake with favorite frosting.
Thanks for another wonderful cake. Have many carrot cake recipes but for me this one is even better - thanks to my favorite jam, marmalade. Suggest to others that good quality jam does make a difference. Certainly better after it ripens for a day or two.
This cake was so incredibly moist, you almost expect it to drip. After posting a question about cleaning out my pantry and using up some canned carrots, several members suggested carrot cakes made with baby food. So I made this cake using 2- 15 oz cans of sliced carrots, that I mashed up. I baked the cake in two 9-inch square pans, and did refrigerate them overnight before frosting. The orange marmalade gives an interesting flavor twist to the cake; nothing invasive, just a hint of something as you're chewing. I frosted with the standard cream cheese frosting. Yummy!