Best Carrot Cake Ever

Looking for the best homemade Carrot Cake Recipe?  Look no further!  This is one of the BEST carrot cake recipes I have ever tried.

I consider myself a carrot cake connoisseur.  How’s that for alliteration?!  It is, after all, my favorite classic dessert recipe.  If it’s on the dessert menu, there is no question.  It’s what I’m ordering.

Over the years, I’ve sampled many-a-carrot-cake.  I’ve had good carrot cake.  I’ve had bad carrot cake.  I’ve had dry carrot cake and I’ve had bland carrot cake.

But this recipe…this recipe is the best carrot cake you will ever have.  Some (like me) might even go so far as to call it extraordinary.

It is three layers of delectable cake, chocked full of carrots, and soaked in a warm buttermilk glaze.  If that’s not enough to send you over the edge, the entire cake is enveloped in a layer of luscious cream cheese frosting.  Oooh, that just gave me chills!  It is rich and decadent and indulgent and moist and…now I need to stop drooling.

Ingredients

6 cups grated carrots
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup raisins
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup crushed pineapple, drained
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

In a medium bowl, combine grated carrots and brown sugar. Set aside for 60 minutes, then stir in raisins.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 10 inch cake pans.
In a large bowl, beat eggs until light. Gradually beat in the white sugar, oil and vanilla. Stir in the pineapple. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, stir into the wet mixture until absorbed. Finally stir in the carrot mixture and the walnuts. Pour evenly into the prepared pans.
Bake for 45 to 50 minutes in the preheated oven, until cake tests done with a toothpick. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan. When completely cooled, frost with cream cheese frosting.