Our Best-Loved Carrot Cake recipe is delicious on its own, but it becomes completely irresistible once topped with homemade cream cheese frosting and a sprinkle of chopped pecans. Once you've mastered the classic recipe for carrot cake, try the ginger-infused version.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Allow eggs to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, grease two 8x1 1/2-inch round cake pans ; line pans with waxed paper and grease the paper. Set pans aside.

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon (if desired), salt, and baking soda; set aside.

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  • In another bowl combine eggs, carrot, and oil. Add egg mixture to flour mixture. Stir until combined. Pour batter into the prepared pans.

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  • Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near centers comes out clean. Cool cake layers in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove cake layers from pans; cool thoroughly.

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  • Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting. If desired, sprinkle chopped pecans over frosting. Cover and store cake in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Carrot-Ginger Cake

Prepare as above, except omit the cinnamon; add 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger or 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger with the eggs, carrot, and oil.

Tips

*Note The carrots need to be finely shredded or they may sink to the bottom of pan during baking.

Nutrition Facts

711 calories; 30 g total fat; 10 g saturated fat; 5 g polyunsaturated fat; 13 g monounsaturated fat; 112 mg cholesterol; 350 mg sodium. 173 mg potassium; 108 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 90 g sugar; 6 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 55 IU vitamin a; 2 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 2 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 56 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 61 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

Reviews (3)

66 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 44
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: Unrated
10/07/2018
The cake is easy to make. The taste was outstanding. Will keep this on my bake list. church ladies enjoyed it. thanks for sharing.
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02/06/2013
This is the most delicious, moist cake ever. I have made it on several occasions and my guest rave about it! The best carrot cake ever!
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03/29/2013
This carrot cake is great! I made Sigrid's Carrot Cake from the Pioneer Woman, and it did not turn out well. I made it into a sheet cake, and it fell in the oven and it took longer to cook than suggested. I made the Better Home's and Garden recipe, and it turned out perfectly. It was moist and had a wonderful flavor. This will be my go to carrot cake recipe. Thank you!
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