Alton Brown's Carrot Cake

Alton Brown's Carrot Cake

10 reviews, 4.5 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 1 hour 35 minutes

If it's good enough for Alton, it's good enough for me!


12 oz. All-purpose flour
12 oz. carrots; Grated
1 teaspoon Baking powder
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1/4 teaspoon Ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon Salt
10 oz. Sugar
2 oz. Dark brown sugar
3 large Eggs
6 oz. Plain yogurt
6 oz. Vegetable oil
Your favorite frosting

Original recipe makes 12 Servings



1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare 9inch wide 3inch deep cake pan.

2. Put the grated carrots into a large mixing bowl, set aside.

3. Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices, and salt into the bowl with the carrots. Toss until they are well coated.

4. In a food processor, combine the sugars, eggs, and yogurt. While processing, drizzle in the oil. Add this mixture to the carrot mixture. Stir until just combined. Pour into prepared pan.

5. Bake for 45 mins. adjust oven to 325 degrees and bake 20 mins. longer or until a skewer is inserted in the center of the cake and comes out clean. Cool for 15 mins. before turning cake out. Cool cake completely and cover with your favorite frosting. I love it with cream cheese frosting!

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Great cake, used gluten free flour and came out fantastic
Asnina 3y ago

The family liked this a lot, but I didn't think it tasted enough like CARROT cake. It was more like spice cake.
Whedongeek 3y ago

Wonderful! We really enjoyed this Alton Brown recipe. It was absolutely delicious and very simple to prepare.
chefhoward76 4y ago

Great recipe! It was very moist and very flavorful and is now my family’s favorite carrot cake.
foolishbaker 5y ago

Top cake works Cook at the lower temp for 1hr
Geoffsmart99 5y ago

Really good! I used a little less veg oil and put the carrots in a food processor for a finer texture.
Micktrent 5y ago

moist and yummy.
Winterbamboo 6y ago

I'd love to see the show on this one. This is the first cake I've ever made in a food processor! But it came out well. It's moist, though not quite as moist as I'd expect for oil vs butter and 3 eggs. And I do appreciate that it's not that sweet. Pairs excellently with a thick cream cheese icing.
Donandjanene 6y ago

this cake is very good my co-workers loved it
nlovesu 6y ago

Amanda, I haven't tried making this yet, but I just wanted to comment on how lovely yours looks. Must have been scrumptious!
Foxymoron 7y ago

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