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Isaac's Carrot Cake

Rated as 4.48 out of 5 Stars
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"A less-dense and wonderfully moist carrot cake with canned mandarin oranges rather than pineapple. A friend shared the recipe with me and I made it to celebrate the birth of my son (a birthday cake). It tastes best if you let it sit in the refrigerator overnight."
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Ingredients

55 m servings 482
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 carrot cake)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13x2-inch baking dish.
  2. Whisk flour, sugar, baking soda, ground cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg together in a bowl. Beat carrots, mandarin oranges, oil, eggs, vanilla extract, and orange zest into flour mixture with an electric mixer until batter is smooth, about 2 minutes. Pour batter into prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 482 calories; 24.3 62 5.2 46 488 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Kali, your cake is phenomenal! My family loved it! It is not your typical heavy carrot cake and it has a fine and light crumb texture. I love the mandarin oranges and orange zest! My husband di...

Most helpful critical review

I’m wondering about the frosting.

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Kali, your cake is phenomenal! My family loved it! It is not your typical heavy carrot cake and it has a fine and light crumb texture. I love the mandarin oranges and orange zest! My husband di...

I’m wondering about the frosting.

Amazing! I made no revisions to this recipe and my hubby says it may just be the best cake he's ever had. And that's saying a lot because his mom can BAKE!! A note - I drained the mandarin ora...

Very moist, very good even though a bit too sweet for me! Great idea substituting pineapple with mandarin oranges. Recipe calls for 11 oz canned oranges. Stores in my area sell only 15 oz cans. ...

Amazing! I made the cake as cupcakes but otherwise followed the directions and they turned out perfectly. My family dislikes the coconut and nuts most carrot cake recipes call for so I was pleas...

This turned out awesome love it!!

I just started cooking/baking things and have so far enjoyed it. I made this last night for my mom's birthday since she loves carrot/spice cakes and she freaking loved it! It was so light yet mo...

Hands down the best carrot cake I’ve ever had! This was so good that it’s my first review ever on here...at least that I can think of lol! Anyway my family and I don’t dig the nuts and coconut t...

This was lusciously fluffy and moist. The addition of mandarin oranges and orange zest, plus the perfect amount of spice, really knocked this out of the ballpark. Since my husband loves nuts, I...