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One-Layer Carrot Cake

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Add raisins or chopped dates to this one layer carrot cake.

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, stirred before measuring
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins or chopped dates, optional
  • .
  • Frosting:
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon warm water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups sifted confectioners' sugar


Grease and flour an 8 or 9-inch square pan.

Measure flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, oil, eggs, and vanilla into a large mixing bowl. Blend for 1 minute on low speed of electric mixer. Stir carrots, nuts, and raisins into the batter. Pour into a prepared pan. Bake at 325° 40 to 45 minutes, until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool and frost with cream cheese frosting.

Frosting :
Beat cream cheese with water and vanilla; gradually add sugar, beating until smooth and spreading consistency. Makes 1 1/2 cups, enough to frost top and sides of a 9-inch square cake or top of a 13 x 9-inch cake. Double recipe for a layer cake.

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 5 out of 5
One Layer Carrot Cake, Member patschwenk

This is my go to recipe. The cake is moist and delicious and so simple to make. Whenever I bake it, I'm always asked for the recipe. I just send them this link.

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