Mom’s Carrot Cake – the Best Ever!

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I got this recipe for Carrot Cake from my mom years ago to make for Easter.  I have made it every year since (unless Mom was hosting ;).  It’s the best best best ever.  So moist and delicious!
The best Carrot Cake Ever - Mom's recipe -- perfect for Easter

It takes some work- but easy if you follow the directions.  And it’s well worth the effort.

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Mom's Karrot Kake
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Perfectly moist carrot cake. So good and worth the effort!
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 3 C grated carrots
  • 2 C sugar
  • 2 C flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1½ C veg. oil
  • 1 (8oz) pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp applesauce
  • 1 C chopped nuts (optional)
  • small can crushed pineapple, drained (optional)
  • Cream cheese Frosting
  • ¼ C butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (1 lb) pkg powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  1. Beat carrots, sugar, flour, eggs, veg oil, and softened cream cheese together.
  2. Add baking soda, salt, cinnamon, vanilla, applesauce and (optional) chopped nuts.
  3. For an even more moist cake, add one small can of drained crushed pineapple.
  4. Bake in a 9X13 greased and floured pan @ 350 for 55 minutes, or until clean toothpick.
  5. For the frosting:
  6. Cream butter and cream cheese together.
  7. Add powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla and beat until smooth.
  8. Spread on COOLED cake.



There are two optional ingredients- nuts (I use walnuts) and one small can of crushed pineapple.  The crushed pineapple makes it even moister and gives it a little added taste.


Mmmm…… good!

The best Carrot Cake Ever - Mom's recipe -- perfect for Easter

Oh and this recipe has no raisins, but you can add them if you want!

If you make this cake- awesome! But if you want to share it, please link back here instead of posting the recipe and/or directions. Thanks so much- enjoy!

The best Carrot Cake Ever - Mom's recipe -- perfect for Easter

 Food styling and photography courtesy of My Name is Snickerdoodle.