Honey Pecan Carrot Cake

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by kelycarter_

Who doesn't LOVE Carrot Cake? This version is made with Sweet Honey and Crunchy Pecans!

Top Review by RealFoodz

I thought this recipe was absolutely perfect!! This was my first carrot cake ever, and I loved it. It comes out very dense and rich, and very flavorful! I made it for my baby's 1st birthday. I did make some changes, however. First, I left out the baking powder (I never use that stuff) and used 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda instead. Also, I put the carrots (8 large = 4 cups) into the food processor instead of grating and they did well in the cake. I ended up using 3.5 cups of carrots and 1.5 cups of pecans because I love pecans so much. I added 1/2 cup soaked raisins. I also used two circular pans instead of bundt, and cooked on 375 for 45 minutes. After cooling, I cut both into two layers and lightly frosted a 4-layer carrot cake. The frosting recipe had way too much sugar so I mixed softened cream cheese w/ honey and vanilla and beat w/ a hand beater. Not sure of the measurements; I just added honey until the consistency was good for icing. I will make this recipe again and I think I'll try ground 1 cup of ground oats and 1 cup whole wheat flour instead of the white flour.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Prepare a 10-inch bundt pan (use Non-Stick Spray or Butter & Flour).
  3. Mix together dry ingredients by stirring flour with baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice and salt.
  4. In a seperate bowl, use a hand-beater to beat butter until light & fluffy. Slowly beat in honey and then eggs.
  5. Beat in sugar and vanilla.
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture in thirds, stirring until just absorbed.
  7. Stir in carrots and pecans by hand.
  8. Pour batter into pan and smooth the top. Bake in oven centre for 55 to 65 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into cake comes out clean.
  9. Cool on a rack.
  10. Icing:.
  11. Beat cream cheese, milk and vanilla in a large bowl until smooth. Gradually add in icing sugar, 1 Cup at a time.
  12. Remove cooled cake from pans.
  13. Spread Icing over sides and top of cake.
  14. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of chopped pecans.

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