Made this cake for World 'Zaar day and my hubbie's birthday. He loved the cake and icing. I think if I made it again I would add some vanilla extract to the cake. In the Deep South pecans are traditional for carrot cakes, but I tried the walnuts and they were good. I mixed them into the frosting too.
I also used Butter and added 1/4 tsp of ground nutmeg and cloves.Nice moist cake and kept well.
I tried the cake with carrtos first and it was very tasty. Then I swiched the carrots with apples and added some more chunky apples in the middle of the cake with 1 cup of walnuts. Worths trying...
I used butter instead of margarine; 6 carrots, 5 eggs, 3 spoons of vanilla and made some other (less dramatic) changes. The cake worked out great though! Thanks!!!
The best and you can freeze it.
We really enjoyed this cake! I did use a different recipe for the icing though.
Not a favorite...came out tasting more like a spice cake than carrot. =( still alright but gonna keep looking.
Best carrot cake ever! My aunt's carrot cake was the standard in my family. Not anymore! This is the first time I've attempted carrot cake. I cut out 1/2 cup of sugar and added a half cup of crushed pineapple. I also added the optional walnuts. I don't know if it matters, but I didn't have enough oil, so I substituted 1/2 cup of oil for 1/2 cup of butter. I used a regular 10-inch round tin and baked it for 1 hr and 20 min. It's perfect. My family can't get enough of this cake.
I agree it was fabulous! Everyone loved how moist it was.