Easy Nova Scotia Carrot Cake

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by Sweet Heart

This recipe is a family favourite with just the right combinations of spices, a moist cake that is definitely a crowd pleaser. If you aren't an expert baker, this can all be done in one saucepan. This is one easy to make cake.

Top Review by aderendal

This was YUMMY! Really easy to make too. I used two medium carrots, which came out to about a cup. The liquid mixture smelled SO Good that I kept having to taste it to make sure that it was really that good. Anyway, I didn't know how long to cool the mixture, so waited about 10 minutes and added to the dry (still pretty hot). It started fizzing & rising immediately, but didn't seem to hurt the finished product.I baked it in a mini-loaf stoneware pan (made 4) for about 45 minutes. It stuck a little on the bottom, so I would grease it better next time. Finished product was a very dark brown color, but was still moist and filled with plumped raisens and those yummy spices! I would have to say that it is more along the lines of a quick bread (banana) than a cake though. But, I will definately email the family and pass this one along. I did freeze a couple, will let you know how they come out.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven 350F.
  2. Grease and flour a 9x13" pyrex dish, or 2 5x9" loaf pans.
  3. In a large saucepan combine carrots, raisins, butter, sugar, spices and water and bring to a boil on medium heat.
  4. Cool and add all remaining dry ingredients.
  5. Stir well and pour into prepared baking pan (s).
  6. Bake at 350F for 1 hour, until cake test done.
  7. If desired, frost with your favorite cream cheese frosting and garnish with crushed pineaples and nuts.
  8. Enjoy!

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