carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

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My grandma made it for us growing up and I got the recipe from her. This will be the best carrot cake you ever eat.

"I have the exact same recipe and get requests to make it several times a year. Only change to my recipe is I half the oil substituting the other 1/2 with unsweetened applesauce. A little healthier. I have replaced all oil with applesauce before. It works and it's great but it gives too much of a fruity taste to what is supposed to be carrot cake. "

- BriteEyesNda805

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4.3 avg, 32 review(s) 88% would make again


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2 cups Flour
1 1/2 cups Sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/2 cups Vegetable oil
4 Eggs
2 cups carrots; grated
1 can crushed pineapple; undrained
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 box confectioners' sugar
8 oz Philadelphia cream cheese; (softened)
0.25 cup butter; or margarine softened
1 teaspoon lemon extract
1 Mix until smooth

Original recipe makes 1



Combine first 6 ingredients in mixing bowl, mixing well.

Add oil, eggs, carrots, pineapple and vanilla, mixing well

Pour batter into 3 greased (spray pans with Pam) 8-inch round cake pans.

Bake at 325 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.


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My mom's 50th Birthday Cake.... photo by MarciGee MarciGee

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chelarivera16 1 month ago
fsuarez 10 months ago
HoneeBee 1 year ago
Liliannora 1 year ago
I use vanilla extract in the icing instead of lemon. Make sure it is clear vanilla so it doesn't discolor the icing.
Jeanwgriffin 1 year ago
I also used 2 Tbs of oil and 2cups of apple sauce
Redturtle 1 year ago
Loved it:) but i decreased the amount of cinnamon as i didnt like the cinnamony tast
Azreena 1 year ago
Tried a couple of times - great result with about 1/3 less oil and half pineapple. Works great for me :)
malcolmhills 1 year ago
Came out super moist and tasted great! Substituted 1/2 cup of oil for 1/2 cup of apple sauce
Valerie411 1 year ago
I baked this recipe yesterday. Unfortunately it's way to greesy for me. I definately have to use way less oil that it requires.
inchm 1 year ago
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