The Best Carrot Cake

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by podapo

think I found this in a magazine or it was given to me years ago, absolutely lives up to it's name.

Top Review by mizjmassie

I have been using this recipe minus the raisins for over 10 years and it is absolutely the best recipe I have ever tasted or made. I also double the cream cheese for the icing to cut down on the sweetness a tad bit, but I have made just like the recipe calls for.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large mixing bowl, beat eggs, oil and buttermilk.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt, add to egg mixture and mix well.
  3. Stir in vanilla, carrots, raisins, pineapple, walnuts and coconut, mix well.
  4. Pour into greased 13 x 9 inch baking pan.
  5. Bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes or until cake tests done.
  6. Cool.
  7. For frosting, beat all ingredients (except walnuts) in a mixing bowl until smooth, frost cake.
  8. Sprinkle top with chopped walnuts.

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