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Fabulous Carrot Cake

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Fabulous Carrot Cake
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Looking for a fabulous dessert to serve to your friends and family? Look no further than our Fabulous Carrot Cake. This from-scratch carrot cake with a simple homemade frosting is sure to be the talk of the table. It's so moist and flavorful!

What You'll Need

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple in heavy syrup, drained well
  • 1 pound carrots, shredded
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Frosting
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated lemon peel
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray, then dust with flour.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and salt. 
  3. In another large bowl, cream butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Beat in pineapple, carrots, raisins, and vanilla extract. Gradually beat in flour mixture until well blended. Pour into baking dish.
  4. Bake 45 to 50 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool completely in baking dish.
  5. To make frosting, in a large bowl, beat together cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in lemon peel and lemon juice. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth. Spread over cake.


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The instruction and ingredients list for the frosting is messed up!!!! Might want to rewrite it!!! I managed to figure it out and Delicious.

Great recipe, absolutely delicious , light and fluffy

I am so happy to have found this Carrot Cake recipe again.

GREAT recipe! wonderful blend of flavors.. This recipe is a real keeper and impresses guests and truly is fabulous

GREAT recipe! wonderful blend of flavors.. This recipe is a real keeper and impresses guests and truly is fabulous

GREAT recipe! wonderful blend of flavors.. This recipe is a real keeper and impresses guests and truly is fabulous

"Newly popular in the 60's"? I always heard it was invented by a guy who dehydrated foods of WWII, and had a bunch of dried carrots left over after the war ended, and experimented with his pre-war employer, putting it in different recipes until they tried it in cakes and had a hit.

would 1 cup of grated carrot equal a pound of grated carrot

3 1/2 cups

This sounds super, however on January 18, 2012, I received an e-mail from you that included a Carrot Cake baked in a 10-cup bundt pan and served without frosting. I printed it, but the whole right side of the recipe was cut off, so I'm missing some of the instructions. How can I find this recipe again?? I've purchased everything I need for the cake, but am not certain how some of the instructions read.

It might be the All in One Carrot Cake you are looking for :)


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