Carrot Cake Recipe

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This cake definitely did not disappoint.  It’s moist, full of flavor, and beautiful.  I thought that I would end up sending some of it to work with James but we kept the entire cake here and didn’t share it with anyone!  That rarely happens.

For the cakes:


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting pans
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 tsp. coarse salt
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
3 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for pans
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup sugar
3 large eggs, at room temperature
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup water
1 lb. carrots, 8-10 medium carrots, peeled and shredded, about 2 3/4 cups
2 cups pecans, divided (1 cup finely chopped, 1 cup coarsely chopped)

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14 Comments

  1. Bea Sorrell

    Your cakes look delicious best I seen I can’t wait to try them.

  2. Margarett Parker Lunzmann

    Could not get the receipt to print but I wrote it by hand and will try it soon… I do love carrot cake and anxious to try it… Thank you for the receipt…

  3. Charlotte

    I love carrots cakes why can’t I prints this one ??

  4. Toni Teague

    Janet could you please go back and add the print button to your recipe for the carrot cake? Thanks we love your receipes. Keep them coming.

  5. LINDA CROSS

    NEED INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO MIX THE CARROT CAKE AND BAKE AT WHAT TEMP AND HOW LONG….

  6. Barb

    As others have stated please put print recipe!!!! Thanks

  7. Jana Marie Dyck

    Can’t print the recipe.

  8. Chris Jezeski

    Is that a typo? Two pounds of powdered sugar seems like an awful lot for the cream cheese frosting.

  9. Connie Ranschau

    Can I get carrot cake recipe sent to my e-mail? Looks wonderful.

  10. Marilyn Taylor

    Please, please make this printable! It looks SO good!

  11. Barbara Hulbert

    Would love to be able to print carrot cake recipe. Thank you

  12. Christian Ghan

    Your style is really unique in comparison to other folks I’ve read stuff from. Many thanks for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I’ll just book mark this site.

  13. Michelle R

    Would love to try this recipe, but Can’t figure out how to print the recipe. Can’t even use the ctrl + p function.

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