Best Carrot Cake Ever


This is the best carrot cake recipe I have ever made! It's so moist and flavorful and makes a large quantity of cake. Since I started making it, I have been hounded to make this cake time and time again. Frost with cream cheese frosting.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
2 10-inch round cake layers


  • 6 cups grated carrots

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1 cup raisins

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 cup crushed pineapple, drained

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Combine grated carrots and brown sugar in a medium bowl. Let sit for 1 hour, then stir in raisins.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 10-inch round cake pans.

  3. Beat eggs in a large bowl until light. Gradually beat in white sugar, oil, and vanilla. Stir in pineapple. Combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl, then stir into egg mixture until absorbed. Stir in carrot mixture and walnuts. Pour evenly into the prepared pans.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until an inserted toothpick comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before removing cake layers from the pans; let cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

457 Calories
20g Fat
66g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 457
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 315mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 66g 24%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 43g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 4mg 22%
Calcium 56mg 4%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 324mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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