Old Fashioned Carrot Cake

I was walking from the garden to the house the other day with handful of fresh carrots that I had just pulled from the garden and I thought about my Aunt and her love of carrots. She loved carrots and made the most delicious Carrot Cake so I decided to make an updated version of my Aunts Carrot Cake. Our family loves this cake and it never last very long. This recipe is very rich and moist with great flavors.

Old Fashioned Carrot Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

We Start This Recipe With Great Carrots 

From The Garden

Old Fashioned Carrot Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

This Batter Is Very Thick

Old Fashioned Carrot Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Pour The Batter Into A Baking Dish and 
It's Ready To Bake

Old Fashioned Carrot Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Old Fashioned Carrot Cake
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Inspired By Aunt Sally
2-1/2 cups all purpose flour
1-1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups carrots, grated
1 cup raisins
2 cups pecans, chopped
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 eggs
1-1/2 cups vegetable oil
Baking Oil Spray For Baking Dish
8 (ounces) cream cheese, softened
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1 tablespoon sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups confectioners sugar
Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt in a bowl and set aside.
In an electric mixer bowl, beat the granulated sugar and the brown sugar to mix, then add the eggs one at a time, mixing between the additions.
With the mixer running, slowly add the vegetable oil until fully incorporated.
Increase the speed and beat until the color is light and creamy.
Stir in the carrots, raisins and 1-1/2 cups pecans and mix well.
Stir in the dry ingredients and mix well.
With a Baking Spray Oil, spray a 9 X 13 baking dish.
Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the center of the cake will test clean.
Remove the cake to a cooling rack and let cool to room temperature before frosting.
The Frosting
In a mixer bowl, mix the cream cheese, butter, sour cream, and vanilla until very smooth. Add the confectioners sugar and mix until fluffy.
 Frost the cake, then garnish the top with the remaining chopped pecans.

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Old Fashioned Carrot Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

This Cake Is Frosted and Ready To Serve

Old Fashioned Carrot Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

I Really Wish You Could Have 
A Slice Of This Cake Right Now!

Old Fashioned Carrot Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Old Fashioned Carrot Cake at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

I am so happy you were able to stay and enjoy a slice of this Old Fashioned Carrot Cake with us today. I always look forward to your visits and hope you will come back to see us again real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen

Miz Helen
Miz Helen

Cookbook Author, Recipe Developer, Organic Gardner.


  1. I really wish I could have a slice of this cake, too, Miz Helen! It looks fabulous and I love the spiciness of this version.

  2. Just bought some carrots from the farmer's market - this would be good with them! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party!

  3. YUM! That looks amazing :)
    -Jenna <3
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  4. Pinned! This sounds amazing!!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!


  5. This is the best scratch cake ever! SO Moist and full of flavor I loved this recipe and will make often! Thank you!!!

  6. This is such a great recipe. Thanks for sharing on SSPS, hope to see you again next week.

  7. Miz Helen, this delicious carrot cake is one of my favorite features from SSPS. Thanks for sharing such delicious food with us!

  8. What a delicious and awesome looking carrot cake!
    Thank you for sharing your links with us at #284 SSPS Linky. See you again next week.


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