Delicious Carrot Cake

    1 hour 10 minutes

    This is a delightful cake that my grandmother used to make. It smells just as good cooking as it tastes!

    52 people made this

    Serves: 24 

    • 4 eggs
    • 2 cups (250g) white sugar
    • 250g grated carrot
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) vegetable oil
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 (220g) tin crushed pineapple, drained
    • 1 cup chopped walnuts
    • 1 cup raisins

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C. Grease and flour a 23x30cm cake tin.
    2. In a medium bowl, stir together the eggs, sugar, carrots, vanilla and oil. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt, stir into the carrot mixture. Fold in the pineapple, nuts and raisins. Pour into the prepared pan.
    3. Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes until cake springs back when lightly touched. When cool, ice with cream cheese frosting.

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    I'm not sure if the Oil measurement is right for this mix or maybe it could have been the fact I was using gluten free flour, But this cake did not work for me at all. It was way too moist after cooking it for nearly 2hrs.  -  17 May 2009


    Forget all the other carrot cake recipes -- this is absolutely THE BEST !! Have made this cake at least 20 times in the past year and everyone has raved about it. Make it for birthdays at work (at least once a month) and recently for two baby showers. Everyone thought it was bakery-made. Was just asked to make it for a home wedding reception too (increased the recipe to 48 servings). Couldn't be easier because of the carrot baby food -- no more shredding carrots. What makes it even better is the frosting. Used a combination of whipped cream and cream cheese (look in the frosting recipe section), and its not as heavy as cream cheese alone and it decorates and freezes well too. If you had 10 stars, I'd give it 20!!!  -  15 Oct 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Fantastic recipe - I couldn't stop eating it. Admittedly, I made a number of changes: - Replaced half the flour with whole wheat (nutty flavor and better texture) - Made my own mashed carrots by boiling carrots and blending the pieces - Added some fresh, nonmashed, uncooked carrots - adds a LOT to the flavor - Replaced about half of the oil with applesauce (homemade, I just peeled and blended some apples) - Used fresh pineapple (or, I would suggest, get the canned pineapple rings and cut them up yourself - it was really nice to have small chunks of pineapple to bite into - Jumbo raisins from Trader Joe's - absolutely FABULOUS to bite into! - I also added a bit of nutmeg and ginger to balance the cinnamon  -  25 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)