Basic Carrot Cake

10 Oct

I love carrot cake! Especially with cream cheese frosting!! I have been searching high and low for the perfect carrot cake recipe and I finally found it! With a few little tweaks it is my dream carrot cake recipe! I hope you enjoy.

Cake:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups grated carrot
  • 1 8 ounce can of crushed pineapple
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • splash vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • pinch of black pepper

Mix wet and dry separately and add the dry to the wet 1/3 at a time. Be careful to not over mix. Pour into cake pans and bake at 325° for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. For cupcakes bake for 30-38 minutes.

For a bit of extra flavour and texture you can add raisins, walnuts or pecans. For a different taste all together try adding some orange zest to the mix. Delicious!

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