TSR Version of Starbucks Carrot Cake by Todd Wilbur

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 55 mins

I haven't tried this yet. I'm posting it per request. It's a variation from Topsecret recipes created by Todd Wilbur www.TopSecretRecipes.com .

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and allspice.
  3. Combine brown sugar and oil. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat well. Combine the wet mixture with the flour mixture until smooth. Mix in shredded carrot, walnuts, and raisins.
  4. Pour the batter into a 9 x 13-inch baking pan that has been generously greased.
  5. Bake at 350° for 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool completely.
  6. Make the frosting by mixing cream cheese, milk, and vanilla in a large bowl with an electric mixer. Add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, and blend well until frosting is smooth.
  7. When the cake has cooled, frost the top with the entire bowl of cream cheese frosting. Sprinkle the pecans over the frosting. Cover the leftover cake and store it in the refrigerator.


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This recipe was created by Todd Wilbur for his book entitled "Top Secret Recipes: Super Secret Restaurant Collection!" (Penguin/Putnam 2006)

tsrweb March 22, 2011

Made this the other day for my sister's baby shower. I made it into cupcakes and they turned out great. Kind of dense, but moist and yummy. Only difference was I used light brown sugar bc it was all I had. It rose perfectly for a nice rounded top. My mom even raved about it, and she is picky when it comes to carrot cake. Thank you for posting this, I didn't want to have to buy the book or pay for downloading just one recipe.

MPCook February 22, 2010

An excellent, moist, delicious cake! It reminded me of a spice cake with carrots. I used applesauce instead of the oil and omitted the walnuts, a personal preference. Thanks ShaGun for a fabulous recipe.

Eldeevee November 08, 2007

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