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Fabulous Carrot Cake Recipe - It's moist, perfectly-spiced, made with fresh carrots and a heavenly cream cheese frosting.
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Fabulous Carrot Cake Recipe

This Carrot Cake recipe is a new twist on a traditional favorite and filled with raisins, carrots, pineapple, and nuts.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Southern
Keyword carrot cake, carrot cake with raisins
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 1 2 layer cake
Calories 463kcal


  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 2 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 Eggs
  • 3/4 cup Buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups White Sugar
  • 2 tsp rum extract or vanilla extract
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1 can crushed pineapple in juice 8oz
  • 1 cup Raisins
  • cream cheese frosting


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 8x8 cake pans.
  • In medium bowl, whisk combine flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. In a second large bowl, combine eggs, buttermilk, oil, sugar, and extract. Add flour mixture, a cup at a time and mix well between each addition.
  • In another medium bowl, combine carrots, nuts, pineapple and juice, and raisins. Using a spoon or scraper, fold the carrot mixture into the batter.
  • Pour into prepared pans. Bake for 1 hour or until center is done and toothpick comes out clean. Let cool on wire rack before frosting with cream cheese frosting.



Calories: 463kcal