Paula Deen's Sweet Baby Jack Carrot Cake

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 30 mins

A delicious, melt in your mouth cake!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Grease and flour 3 (8 or 9-inch) cake pans.
  3. For the cake:
  4. Mix together the flour, cinnamon and sugar in a large bowl.
  5. Add the remaining ingredients and blend well with a handheld electric mixer for about 2 minutes.
  6. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  7. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown.
  8. Allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes.
  9. Invert onto lint-free dishcloth, or waxed paper, and allow to cool completely.
  10. For the frosting:
  11. Mix all ingredients with handheld electric mixer and blend until smooth and creamy.
  12. Frost layers, top, and sides of cooled cake.


Most Helpful

I don't know what I did wrong, but my cake turned out awful! After reading some of the reviews, I decided to use a 13 x 9 pan & I followed the instructions someone had written to do so. I also substituted applesauce for half the oil. The texture of the cake reminded me of shoo fly pie. It was not cake-like at all. If anyone might know what I did wrong, I would appreciate knowing.

Anonymous July 07, 2016

Loved this! It is so light very different from your original dense cake. Yum, yum, YUMMY!

MrsCannon October 13, 2010

This will be the only carrot cake I make from now on, it was moist and wonderful. I've also heard you can substitute the baby food for applesauce, sweet potato or pumpkin baby food.

TheHappyHomeMaker August 28, 2007

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