Carrot Cake Recipe
This Carrot Cake Recipe with a Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting is a classic favorite that deserves a spot on any dessert menu.
Cake is great! Whoever thought about putting a root vegetable in it? That’s craaaaaaaazyyyyy. Crazy Good is what it is. But seriously, who thought, “Hey, let’s shred up some carrots and bake it up in a cake and see what happens?” It had to have been a genius. Although it does make a bit of sense, seeing as how carrots naturally contain a large amount of sugar.
You know what else makes sense? Voice to text thingamajigs. Brilliant! Whoever invented that had to be related to the carrot cake inventor. Had to. It’s a mighty handy dandy tool, except when you have a southern accent. Sometimes it struggles a bit. My daughter and I were headed home tonight from the grocery store when I realized I had not yet written anything for this recipe. So I asked her turn on the voice to text while I drove so I could dictate about this Carrot Cake recipe on the way home:
“Cake is great virtual and it is what it is no cake is great virtual and it just what is it is no tattoo we didn’t get a good remedies do you have a catwell it’s it’s not open anything from Walgreens nope I told dad”
Yep. The voice dictation didn’t turn out as well as this carrot cake did, but when it does work, it’s pretty durn cool.
A few Carrot Cake recipe notes:
- Be careful not to over beat the batter. Mix until just combined.
- Raisins shmaisins. I could take them or leave them when it comes to this cake. They are optional with this recipe, but if you choose to use them, I recommend giving them a rough chop. Raisins get kind of weird when baked, and in this cake they can puff up and…well, just be weird. I don’t like it. So if you chop them up, they can’t poof up. Plus smaller bits spread throughout are just nicer.
- This recipe calls for baking in a 9×13-inch baking pan. The cake can be carefully turned out, then frosted, or frost directly in the pan and be done with it. For the photos in this post, I cut the 9×13-inch cake in half to create a rectangle layer cake. It worked great. With that said, if you’d like to bake a round layer cake, the batter should be divided evenly into three 9-inch round cake pans, and baking times adjusted until cake is done (I’d say about 35-40 minutes, but always check for doneness before removing from the oven).
- The frosting (oh the frosting!) amount in this recipe is just enough to cover a 9×13-inch cut in half and then layered cake (as shown). Adjust amount needed accordingly.
Carrot Cake Recipe