Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 30 mins

In the February 1995 issue of Better Homes and Gardens this recipe is proclaimed to be the BEST carrot cake ever!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. CAKE:.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  3. Grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pans.
  4. In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and baking soda; Set aside.
  5. In a medium bowl, beat eggs' stir in carrot, oil, dried fruit bits, and ginger.
  6. Stir egg mixture into flour mixture.
  7. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  8. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the centers comes out clean.
  9. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove from pans.
  10. Cool completely on wire racks.
  11. Orange-Cream Cheese Frosting:.
  12. In a large bowl combine, cream cheese, butter and orange juice or brandy.
  13. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
  14. Gradully add 2 cups sifted powdered sugar, beating until mixed.
  15. Gradually beat in enough of the additional 2 3/4 cups sifter powdered sugar to make of spreading consistency.
  16. Stir in finely shredded orange peel.
  18. Fill and frost cake layers with frosting.
  19. If desired press toasted pecans onto the side of the cake.
  20. Cover loosely and store cake or any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
Most Helpful

I have a really good carrot cake recipe that I've made for 30+ years. I always get raves about it. But I have to say this tops that one! So moist and delicious. Once I forgot to buy dried fruit, so substituted golden raisins. It was the best ever. Now everyone request this cake from me.

shirm1942 June 09, 2009