Easter Carrot Cake Recipe

This is my favorite recipe. If you don't like pecans, feel free to leave them out.
Easter Carrot Cake picture


Preparation Time30 MinCooking Time1 Hr 10 Min
Ready In1 Hr 40 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings10
Main Ingredient, , Interest Group


 Vegetable oil1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
 White sugar2 Cup (32 tbs)
 All purpose flour2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Baking soda2 Teaspoon
 Baking powder2 Teaspoon
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Ground cinnamon2 Teaspoon
 Carrots3 Cup (48 tbs), grated
 Pecans1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
 Butter1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), softened
 Cream cheese8 Ounce, softened
 Confectioner' s sugar4 Cup (64 tbs)
 Vanilla extract1 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 976 Calories from Fat 491

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 56 g86.3%

Saturated Fat 15.2 g76%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 133.7 mg

Sodium 578.6 mg24.1%

Total Carbohydrates 114 g38.1%

Dietary Fiber 3.5 g14.1%

Sugars 89.4 g

Protein 8 g16.3%

Vitamin A 141.8% Vitamin C 4.1%

Calcium 14.5% Iron 12.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.
In a large bowl, beat together eggs, oil, white sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Mix in flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Stir in carrots. Fold in pecans. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.
To Make Frosting: In a medium bowl, combine butter, cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Stir in chopped pecans. Frost the cooled cake.



Anonymous says :

The Latin men usually do not like kitchen work, but bake this cake is so much fan, I love it. I love do this to the streez.This is my first time as a baker.
Posted on: 8 June 2011 - 4:22pm
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rcsbriskethouse says :

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Posted on: 5 November 2007 - 2:27pm
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JeniClaire says :

This looks nice. We are making carrot cake in Hospitatlity 2moz :D
Posted on: 5 November 2007 - 2:18pm
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jlvcats says :

This looks so good and moist, will try this recipe, soon Thanks Janet
Posted on: 4 August 2007 - 3:26pm
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shakti says :

This is very yummy.Te carrot cake I make uses a teaspoon of nutmeg too.
Posted on: 6 April 2007 - 8:57am