How to make it

  • In a medium bowl, combine grated carrots and brown sugar. Set aside for 60 minutes, then stir in raisins.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9 inch cake pans.
  • In a large bowl, beat eggs until light. Gradually beat in the white sugar, applesauce, oil and vanilla. Stir in the pineapple.
  • Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, stir into the wet mixture until absorbed. Finally stir in the carrot mixture and the walnuts. Pour evenly into the prepared pans.
  • Bake for 45 to 50 minutes in the preheated oven, until cake tests done with a toothpick. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan. When completely cooled, half each layer, frost with your favorite cream cheese frosting. (Perfect Cream Cheese Frosting)

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  • lyndsay 2 years ago
    This is a fantastic recipe! I soaked my raisins in rum and used fresh pineapple. If like me, you use a bunt pan, grease it up really well because mine stuck a bit. I also tried a mini-loaf version and they came out really well.
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    margic ate it and said...
    HI Bitsyskitchen, yours is the first recipe I tried off of this site and let me tell you that is the most fabulous carrot cake ever. I have tried many recipes and this is by far the best and the one I will go to all the time now. It got great reviews from the family and is definetly 5 forks up. Thank you so much and I look forward to checking out your other recipes.
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    sugamummy ate it and said...
    Gorgeous! Made carrot cake the first time in my life and everyone thinks ima veteran! <3 Thanks for awesome recipe! ********
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    " It was excellent "
    lovinfood23 ate it and said...
    Will def make again, Thanks!!!
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    awetumn ate it and said...
    Oh my! This is my new favorite carrot cake recipe! I used the frosting of the link provided too, for my mother's birthday cake on the 22nd. She said it was the best carrot cake she's ever had. Delicious! ***** Thanks for adding it!
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  • bitsyskitchen 6 years ago
    Yes. As this recipe makes two full size 9x2 pans which would be equivalent
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  • gcc 6 years ago
    I would like to try this in a 9" x 13" tin...would this amount of batter be enough?
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  • bitsyskitchen 6 years ago
    Laynie, It is definately a finger licker. It's one of my favorites too. Dors, if you dont have applesauce you can use all oil. Same amount as applesauce. I just substituted to save on the fat.
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  • dors 6 years ago
    Hi! what's the alternative for apple sauce i'm afraid not find one here... thanks. but for sure i'll make this one this weekend.
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    laynie ate it and said...
    Hi! I just finish icing the cake and I am eating a piece as I write to you! I am leaking my fingers I love it!
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  • kismet 6 years ago
    Your presentation,looks great,anxious to try this one,Thank-you for the recipe
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    jett2whit ate it and said...
    Wow - with this many comments this cake is bound to be a hit! I love carrott cake and this one sounds really delicious. Jett
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  • zanna 6 years ago
    Great post,will try soon.thanks:).
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    katkat263 ate it and said...
    my favorite cake.
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  • bitsyskitchen 6 years ago
    Just omit the raisins. Shouldnt be a problem.
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  • stormiii 6 years ago
    This recipe looks delicious although I am not a fan of whole raisins. What can I substitute without sacrificing the flavor? I was thinking of putting the raisins in a food processor so I wouldn't have the texture of the raisins. I know that sometimes when you alter a food the results aren't always the same. This is the first carrot cake recipe that I have seen that actually seems irresistable!
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  • bitsyskitchen 6 years ago
    Enjoy Sharon. Its one of my favorites. Mom will be happy : )
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    chefsharon ate it and said...
    I'm going to make this for Mommie's 70th birthday party next month. She wanted carrot cake and she is going to get this one. I can't wait to make it and thanks for the comments about it; helped me make my decision. I'll let you know how it turned out. ~Sharon
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  • allarasmamaw 6 years ago
    CAN NOT WAIT TO TRY THIS!AND WOULD YOU HAVE A RECIPE FOR A CAKE MY SON IN LAW CALLS FRIENDSHIP CAKE OR ITS CALLED A 30 DAY CAKE.YOU KEEP IT IN THE REFRIG.FOR 30 DAYS BUT ADD TO IT EVERY 10 DAYS?I WANT TO MAKE THIS BUT CAN NOT FIND A RECIPE FOR THIS.THANKS FOR YOUR HELP
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  • bitsyskitchen 6 years ago
    Its a goody. Keep it mind it makes a lot so I hope he REALLY likes carrot cake lol Actually it freezes well too.
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