06 March 2007 ~ 73 Comments

Awesome Carrot Cake Recipe

Because my Banana Muffin Recipe was so incredibly popular, I decided to post the recipe for my favorite Carrot Cake as well. This recipe comes from a Canadian Living Cookbook I was given as a gift many years ago. It is a moist, and delicious cake that is easy to make. I made it for Liam’s first birthday, and he loved it (and still does!)

Instead of icing it, I just spread some cream cheese on a slice. Less sugar, and just as yummy as it is sweet enough without extra icing in my opinion.

Carrot Cake

4 Eggs

1 Cup White Sugar

1 Cup Brown Sugar

1 Cup Vegetable Oil

2 Cups All Purpose Flour

2 tsp. Baking Powder

1/2 tsp. Baking Soda

1 tsp. Salt

1 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon

1/2 tsp. Nutmeg

3 Cups Grated Raw Carrots

1/2 Cup Raisins

1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Nuts (optional – and omit if serving to small kids)

Beat eggs well in a large bowl, and add sugars in gradually, beating until light. Beat in oil. In a seperate bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir into egg mixture. Stir in carrots, raisins and nuts(if using). Pour into a greased and floured 13X9 pan, and bake in a 350 degrees oven for 35-40 minutes. Enjoy!

73 Responses to “Awesome Carrot Cake Recipe”

  1. Dawn 10 March 2011 at 9:52 pm Permalink

    Someone mentioned they used Gluten free flour…what kind of flour do you use…what measurements?

  2. Olga Brooks 14 April 2011 at 4:28 pm Permalink

    Cat, I would like to tell you that everyone of your recipes that I have tried have been a great success and enjoyed by my family and friends. My absolute favourites are your Brownies, Chinese Chews and Aunty Cyn’s Coffee Cake. Made many times. I now want to try your Apple Cake and a few others.

  3. Angela 13 July 2011 at 10:46 pm Permalink

    OMG This is the best carrot cake I have since my wedding cake. I use 2 round cake pans. Its excellent with a cream cheese icing(I use a little lemon zest in my cream cheese icing ) YUMMMMM!!!!! .

  4. CathyO. 6 August 2011 at 6:57 pm Permalink

    Your Awesome Banana Muffin Recipe is just that….TOTALLY AWESOME, no doubt the best Banana Muffin I have ever eaten in my life, my husband agrees!

  5. CathyO. 6 August 2011 at 7:48 pm Permalink

    Have you ever seen people fight over food? Well your Carrot Cake Muffins are so incredibly delicious, the family had to fight to get one. Voted by the family as the best Carrot Cake Muffin they have ever eaten! Thank you Catherine!

  6. Leanne B. 20 September 2011 at 9:31 am Permalink

    I should probably know how to do this, but if you were making this into muffins instead of the cake, how would you change how you bake them? Same temp, less time? I always seem to mess up the cake-to-muffin translation.


  7. Hannah Jean 22 October 2011 at 12:59 pm Permalink

    Another alternative to the icing is making an avocado mouse… its amazing.
    take 2 very ripe avocados, cream cheese, nutmeg, cinnamon, maple syrup and a bit of almond milk and blend together until smooth.

  8. molly 30 November 2011 at 8:29 pm Permalink

    this sounds amazing! I also want to try the avocado mousse on everything.

  9. LorginaLorgina Doctora 1 December 2011 at 4:31 pm Permalink

    First time to bake a carrot cake and this recipe has not failed me. Yummy cake, guaranteed! Thank you for this.

  10. Jasmine 25 December 2011 at 12:41 pm Permalink

    This recipe is just too awesome for words. You will never have a carrot cake this delicious from any restaurant or bakery.

  11. Eva 2 February 2012 at 3:59 pm Permalink

    Im confused is it 350 degrees or farenheit, where i come from we use degrees celsius and 350 is quite high. love your recipes

  12. Samira 25 May 2012 at 2:27 pm Permalink

    Thanks for this lovely recipe…..my little one and husband both loved the cake…..it was a huge hit among my friends too…. 🙂

  13. SUE D 28 February 2013 at 3:29 am Permalink


    Would love to try this recipe. Would a square 26cm pan be about the same size as your 13 x 9? Otherwise, what about using two regular-size, round, spring-form cake tins?

    SUE D

  14. Tallullah 18 June 2013 at 5:13 pm Permalink

    350 Fahrenheit is 180 Celsius

  15. Newtokitchen 31 October 2013 at 10:55 am Permalink

    My husband and I tried your banana muffin recipe last week and we loved it soooo much!!! We have a family birthday coming up this weekend and we think your carrot cake muffin recipe will be the star of the evening!

  16. joanne 24 April 2014 at 10:45 am Permalink

    Hi!! Can I use butter instead of vegetable oil? Cause I’m kinda scared of too much oil in a cake. How much butter do I need? Thanks a lot for sharing your fabulous recipes!

  17. Deborah peirce 4 February 2015 at 9:25 pm Permalink

    These are the best banana muffins I have ever had. My daughter asks for these every time she comes home.

  18. Mary-Ann Laevens 16 April 2015 at 8:04 am Permalink

    If you add a half cup amaretto liquor to your carrot cake ( or 1/4 cup ) it really kicks up the taste . I use it in French toast too ..awesome .

  19. Judy 28 October 2015 at 6:30 pm Permalink

    You need a photo on the webpage. I want to post this to pinterest and it won’t let me without an image. I want to try your carrot cake recipe. Your awesome banana muffins are my go to recipe for years, so I really should try out the carrot cake recipe, especially since carrot cake is my spouse’s favorite.

  20. cindy janzen 28 October 2015 at 6:31 pm Permalink

    whatis the calorie content?

  21. Lesley 9 July 2016 at 2:29 am Permalink

    Brilliant recipe ,never disapoints

  22. Jenn 5 September 2017 at 1:38 pm Permalink

    OMG!! Seriously mouth watering, kitchen wars for these Banana muffins, the boys wont even give them time to cool they just devour them hot out of the oven LOL… cannot thank you enough for the delish recipies you are sharing …. next itme on my agenda is printing off everything you post XO

  23. Catherine Robertson 5 September 2017 at 1:39 pm Permalink

    My next cookbook comes out in OCTOBER!!! 😀 No need to print it out — you can buy one and have everything done for you! 😀

    xo Cat

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