Jimmy G's Carrot Cake

READY IN: 1hr 50mins
Top Review by Chef Carol Kay

First Jimmy let me say that the taste was great! the reason I only gave 3 stars is because of the way the recipe was written, and wantedmaybe new cooks to have a heads up. It looks like a down home cake, not an upscale restuarant cake. My family loves down home cakes. However, there is a few problems with the recipe itself In step 3 it says to add the oil, but the list of ingredients does not have oil . I added 1/2 cup and it worked out fine. and in your instructions you never mentioned the applesauce. I added this with the rest of my ingredients. Love the texture, lots of different things going on with the walnuts carrots raisins and coconut. I had never thought of using five spice like this and the flavor turned out great. thanks Jim

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease and lightly flour 2 9x1 1/2-inch round baking pans or grease one 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  2. Set pan(s) aside. In a large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and 5 Spice Seasoning.
  3. Add carrots, oil, eggs, coconut. Beat with electric mixer till combined.
  4. Add walnuts, and raisins and fold into batter.
  5. Pour batter into prepared baking pan(s). Bake in a 350~F oven for 30 - 35 minutes for round pans or 35 - 40 minutes for 13x9-inch pan or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Cool layer cakes on wire racks for 10 minutes.
  7. Remove from pans.
  8. Cool thoroughly on wire racks.
  9. Or, place 13x9-inch can in pan on a wire rack; cool thoroughly.
  10. Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting.
  11. Cover and store in refrigerator.

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