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Best Carrot Cake Recipe

This Best Carrot Cake Recipe won't disappoint! Soft, moist, tender and loaded with pineapples, raisins, walnuts, and perfectly sweetened cream cheese frosting, this is one of the yummiest sheet cakes you'll ever have!
Course Baked Goods, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword best carrot cake recipe, carrot cake with pineapple
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 495kcal
Author Lalaine


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups fresh carrots, grated
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup raisins

For Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 9 x 13 baking pan.
  • In a large bowl and using an electric mixer, beat together sugar, eggs, and oil until blended.
  • In another bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. 
  • Mix flour mixture with wet ingredients just until blended.
  • Stir in carrots, pineapple, raisins, and walnuts.
  • Pour into prepared baking pan and bake in preheated oven for about 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Frost with cream cheese frosting and garnish with additional chopped walnuts.

For the Cream Cheese Frosting

  • In a bowl, using an electric mixer at low speed, beat butter, cream cheese, and vanilla. Gradually add powdered sugar and continue to beat until smooth and creamy.


Calories: 495kcal | Carbohydrates: 83g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 569mg | Potassium: 335mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 61g | Vitamin A: 3915IU | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 1.8mg