Delicious Old-Fashioned Carrot Cake Recipe

Carrot cake is a classic dessert that has been enjoyed by people all over the world for decades. It’s a perfect blend of sweet and tangy flavors, and its soft and fluffy texture makes it irresistible. This recipe for carrot cake is guaranteed to be a hit with everyone who tries it, and it’s a perfect addition to any special occasion or family gathering.

What You Need To Make Old-Fashioned Carrot Cake Recipe

Old-Fashioned Carrot Cake
  • sugar
  • oil
  • eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • buttermilk
  • carrots
  • coconut
  • pineapple
  • flour
  • baking soda
  • ground cinnamon
  • salt
  • walnuts
  • butter
  • package cream cheese
  • vanilla extract
Old-Fashioned Carrot Cake

How To Make Old-Fashioned Carrot Cake

Jennifer Tirrell
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
35 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Course Cake
Cuisine American
Servings 15
Calories 616 kcal


  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 (15 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix together sugar, oil, eggs, vanilla, and buttermilk.
  • Add in the grated carrots, shredded coconut, vanilla, and crushed pineapple.In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Gently stir the dry ingredients into the carrot mixture.Stir in the chopped nuts.
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Pro Tips for Making Old-Fashioned Carrot Cake

Carrot cake is a classic dessert that has been enjoyed by people for generations. It’s a sweet and spicy cake that’s loaded with juicy carrots, cinnamon, and nutmeg. This cake is perfect for any occasion, from birthdays to holidays, and it’s a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth.

There are many different frosting options for carrot cake. Some of the most popular include cream cheese frosting, vanilla frosting, and maple frosting.

For cream cheese frosting, you’ll need:

8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Beat together the cream cheese and butter until smooth, then gradually add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Beat until the frosting is light and fluffy.

For vanilla frosting, you’ll need:

3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-3 tablespoons milk


This classic carrot cake recipe is sure to impress everyone who tries it. With its soft and fluffy texture and delicious blend of sweet and tangy flavors, it’s the perfect dessert for any occasion. So why not try it out for yourself today and see why carrot cake has become such a beloved treat all over the world?

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I'm Jennifer Tirrell, a self-taught baker, and founder of CakeRe. As an experienced baker and recipe publisher, I have spent over a decade working in the kitchen and have tried and tested countless baking tools and products. From classic cakes to creative twists, I've got you covered. So grab your apron and let's get baking!

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