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.
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!
Someone mentioned they used Gluten free flour…what kind of flour do you use…what measurements?
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.
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!!!!! .
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!
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!
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.
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.
this sounds amazing! I also want to try the avocado mousse on everything.
First time to bake a carrot cake and this recipe has not failed me. Yummy cake, guaranteed! Thank you for this.
This recipe is just too awesome for words. You will never have a carrot cake this delicious from any restaurant or bakery.
Im confused is it 350 degrees or farenheit, where i come from we use degrees celsius and 350 is quite high. love your recipes
Thanks for this lovely recipe…..my little one and husband both loved the cake…..it was a huge hit among my friends too…. 🙂
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?
350 Fahrenheit is 180 Celsius
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!
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!
These are the best banana muffins I have ever had. My daughter asks for these every time she comes home.
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 .
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.
whatis the calorie content?
Brilliant recipe ,never disapoints
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
My next cookbook comes out in OCTOBER!!! 😀 No need to print it out — you can buy one and have everything done for you! 😀
Hi i just took them from the oven rise up perfect now i have to try them my first time for those patridgeberry muffins time is up will try them awesome will share them with family thanks marilyn pynn Hampden newfoundland
It looks so good. Thanks for sharing this recipe