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Carrot Cake with Raisins

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Rating : 5

  • Brief Description

    Our family favorite carrot cake recipe that is super moist and delicious with cream cheese frosting.

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  • Category:  Cakes

  • Cuisine:  Southern

  • Prep Time:  45 min(s)

  • Cook Time:  35 min(s)

  • Recipe Type:  Public

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  • Notes:

    These can also be made as mini carrot cakes in mini muffin tins and baked for 10-12 minutes, or make half the recipe to make two 4-1/2-inch round cakes for a smaller layer cake.

  • Posted By:  mcarr

  • Posted On:  Jul 15, 2022

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  1. Carrot Cake
  2. 2 cups - all-purpose flour
  3. 2 cups - sugar
  4. 1 teaspoons - baking powder
  5. 1 teaspoons - baking soda
  6. 1 teaspoons - ground cinnamon
  7. 3 cups - finely shredded carrot (about 6 whole carrots - peeled and shredded)
  8. 1 cups - vegetable oil
  9. 4 - eggs
  10. Cream Cheese Frosting
  11. 6 ounces - cream cheese
  12. 1/2 cups - softened margarine or butter
  13. 2 teaspoons - vanilla
  14. 4 1/2 cups - powdered sugar, or a little more as needed


For Cake:
In a bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon. Add carrot, oil and eggs. Beat with an electric mixer until combined.

Pour into 2 greased and floured 9-x-1-inch round baking pans. Bake in a 350 degrees F oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the centers comes out clean.

Cool on wire racks for 10 minutes, then remove from pans and allow to cool thoroughly on racks.

For Frosting:
In a bowl, beat together cream cheese, margarine or butter and vanilla until mixture is light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Gradually add 2 cups of powdered sugar, beating well.

Gradually beat in enough of the remaining powdered sugar to make the frosting of a good spreading consistency. Refrigerate until ready to frost tops and sides of two 8 or 9-inch cake layers.

Cover cake and store in refrigerator.


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