Ingredients

How to make it

  • Cake:
  • Line three 9 inch round cake pans with wax paper; lightly grease and flour wax paper; set aside pans.
  • Stir together first 4 ingredients.
  • Beat eggs and next 4 ingredients at medium speed with a mixer until
  • smooth.
  • Add flour mixture, beating at low speed until blended.
  • Fold in carrots and next 3 ingredients.
  • Pour batter into prepared cake pans.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until tooth pick comes clean out of center of cake.
  • Buttermilk Glaze:
  • Bring first 5 ingredients to a boil in a large saucepan over medium high heat.
  • Boil, stirring often, 4 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla.
  • Drizzle glaze evenly over layers; cool in pans on wire racks 15
  • minutes. Remove from pans, and cool completely on wire racks.
  • Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • Beat first 3 ingredients at medium speed with a mixer until creamy.
  • Add powdered sugar and vanilla; beat until smooth.
  • Spread frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake.
  • Can Garnish top of cake with extra pecans or walnuts.

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  • NPMarie 7 months ago Was this review helpful? Yes Flag
    " It was excellent "
    rebeccalaird ate it and said...
    Just got through cooking this! It tasted WONDERFUL and my house smells AMAZING! Thanks for sharing!
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    " It was excellent "
    wynnebaer ate it and said...
    How did I miss this one?....Looks fantastic.
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  • lilliancooks 4 years ago
    I just saw this when Michellem mentioned it in the "I Made It" group! I see it has lots of great reviews, so it must be good!
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    " It was excellent "
    michellem ate it and said...
    Made it again for my moms birthday..looks like this cake will be around for the rest of our lifes!
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    " It was excellent "
    goddess_mom_2_3 ate it and said...
    I made your carrot cake recipe for Easter and what a hit!! I added some diced raisins to the recipe and used pecans for the nut. My daughter had asked me to make it for her First Communion party, she loved it so much!! Thanks so much for sharing this!!
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    " It was excellent "
    bakeras ate it and said...
    This is the absolute best carrot cake recipe ever. I've made this a couple of times now, and I just get people raving about how good it is. I do a slight alteration. I don't use pineapple (but it is probably good), and I add raisins (because my wife likes them in there).
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    " It was excellent "
    dmajor ate it and said...
    great recipe! Deb
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    " It was excellent "
    caramia ate it and said...
    another 5 for you:))))) I could give you 5s all day long for this recipe
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    " It was excellent "
    sunny ate it and said...
    Hi Zena - I heard a rumor you had the best carrot cake recipe on the site so I thought I would print it out and give it a try. Looks FABULOUS! Can't wait. = )
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    " It was excellent "
    shandy ate it and said...
    OMG! This cake is fabulous! The moistness and flavor is phenomenal and a cake that will go down in history as one of the best carrotcake recipes in the world~ care of Shandy and her whole family! Thank you for sharing this recipe with ALL of us and I am just so happy that Krumkake got the ball rolling =D HUGE HUGS and WoW!
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    " It was excellent "
    michellem ate it and said...
    I gave my neighbor and my parents a slice..everyone wants the recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    ahmed1 ate it and said...
    Michelle was right...How did we miss this one.This is a super posting.Thanks for both of you!!
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    " It was excellent "
    michellem ate it and said...
    You all won't be sorry!! Enjoy a little slice of heaven!
    Tell all your friends about this one! Spread the word!
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    The word is OUT!! I've gotta bake this cake this weekend! It is my absolute favorite cake !!
    And how!!
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    " It was excellent "
    shandy ate it and said...
    Okay, Michelle and Krumkake have me going and this cake has my name all over it for baking THIS Saturday. I have too know what heaven tastes like =D
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    " It was excellent "
    michellem ate it and said...
    I made it!! What a wonderful tasting cake. It's absolutley fantastic!! I rate it a perfect 5. I took a couple of pitures and posted them, mine have the pecans sprinkled on top! Thank you again!!
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    " It was excellent "
    michellem ate it and said...
    I am all ready a fan of this cake and I have not even tried it. Krum and I have talked about this cake for days now! Im so excited to bake it. Hopefully this Sat. will be the day! Thanks again. I will let you know how it turns out. I have no doubt in my mind it will taste wonderful!!
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    " It was excellent "
    michellem ate it and said...
    I will definitley be making this one. WOW does this ever sound good. Krumkake led me to this recipe..Im very thankful!
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    " It was excellent "
    krumkake ate it and said...
    Well, the deed is DONE, and I don't even know where to begin...this is THE BEST CAKE I have ever made - it is worthy of an award, it is so unbelieveably good. The cake itself is delicious, but that buttermilk glaze, which turns into this caramely sauce, puts this cake into a league all of its own. I could make MONEY with this one, Zena!! In all my years of baking and reading cookbooks, I have never come across a glaze like this, put on warm cake layers so it soaks in and turns the cake into some sort of magical gooey sweet confection from heaven. My advice for ANYONE who stumbles upon this recipe: MAKE THIS NOW...you will have a recipe that you will treasure for the rest of your life. Zena, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for a truly remarkable, extraordinary, lip-smacking, over-the-top, keeper-for-life cake...you ARE the cake queen!!!!
    PS - if you ever want to replace my pictures, Zena, please don't hesitate!
    PS - I used your version of the cake without the pineapple, just FYI for anyone reading this!
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