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Old Fashioned Carrot Cake

This Old Fashioned Carrot Cake is delicious and has wonderful reviews! 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Carrot Cake
Servings: 1 cake


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups oil I use Canola
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups carrots grated (Remove ends and scrape carrots before grating)
  • 1 cup nuts or raisins Optional

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 stick butter or margarine or 1/2 cup or 8 tablespoons
  • 1 box confectionary sugar 16 oz or about 2 cups
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


  • In a large mixing bowl mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt together with a wire whisk. In a small bowl cream oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla with a mixer
  • Add creamed mixture to dry ingredients and mix well with mixer. Add carrots and keep on mixing. If using nuts or raisins fold them in with a spoon.  Spray 2 round cakes pans or a 9 x 13 pan and add batter. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool before frosting. Frost with cream cheese frosting

Frosting Instructions

  • Whip all frosting ingredients together with mixer until smooth and of spreading consistency.