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Friday, April 8

Carrot Cake - This Would Make a Great Easter Dessert

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Since Easter is coming up,
I've been thinking about
what I might be making
for supper.

In case you're thinking the same
thing, I wanted to share one of
my favorite recipes with you . . .

Carrot Cake 
would make a delicious dessert
for any occasion.

I really love this recipe & it has never failed.
I made it for book club last time & the girls really liked it--
but it IS sinfully rich!

  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple (drain a little of the juice off, but not all)
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • chopped walnuts
Note: The walnuts will taste even better if you toast them a little in the oven before adding them to the cake! Other directions: Cream oil, sugar, & eggs. Add carrots & pineapple--set aside.  Sift flour, soda & cinnamon together & mix in with the first mixture. Add some walnuts. Bake about 30 minutes (in greased, floured round cake pans) at 350 degrees.

  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • a little whole milk
  • sifted powdered sugar (to taste & consistency) 
  • top with more walnuts, if desired
PS - I live at an altitude of 4,500 feet--if your altitude is much lower, you may need to make adjustments in cooking time.


  1. I LOVE LOVE carrot cake ...Looks very Yummy !!

  2. I had carrot cake for my birthday this year. I love the idea of crushed pineapple in it, bet that made the cake nice and moist.

  3. Love Carrot Cake! Your recipe looks delicious! I never tried making cream cheese icing! I bet your version is wonderful! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I really appreciate your visit!

  4. I'm definitely going to be bringing this to my in-laws for Easter. :) In your picture, your cake looks tall. Did you do multiple layers?

  5. Michelle...Carrot Cake is one of my ALL time favorites. Never thought of serving it for Easter. Good idea. I mean...Bunnies like carrots, right??
    Although (I hate the ol'easter bunny thing) when in reality Easter should be SO focused on the biggest event in the history of mankind.

  6. In answer to Kristie's question: I did use 3 layers for the carrot cake in the picture. I think 3 layers can make your cake look fancier & special. HOWEVER, I won't make it that way again & I don't recommend it for this cake. Reason: this cake is so moist, that it's hard to slice thinly. And it is too rich to serve in large slices. Thanks for your question!

    Warmly, Michelle


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