Best Carrot Cake Recipe

Mmm this carrot cake recipe has been passed down through generations in my family! It’s a staple for family parties, especially on Easter!

For the cake:

1.5 cups vegetable oil

2 cups sugar

4 eggs, separated

1 tbls hot water

8 oz can crushed pineapple

1.5 cups grated carrots

2.5 cups flour

2.5 tsp cinnamon

1.5 tsp baking soda

1.5 tsp salt

For the frosting:

1/2 cup butter

8 oz cream cheese

2 cups powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup ground walnuts

1. Cream together the oil, sugar, egg yolks and hot water. Add the carrots and pineapple.

2. In a separate bowl, sift the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Add to the wet mixture.

3. In another bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff and gently fold into the mixture.

4. Pour into greased pans, either 2 – 9″ pans or 3 – 8″ pans. Bake at 350 F for 30 minutes. Check it after 30 with a toothpick, it may take longer in your oven. I made it in the 9″ pans and it took 37 minutes.

5. Cool the cakes completely before frosting. For the frosting, mix together all of the ingredients. Boom! Done.


Happy Easter, everyone!!




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