Carrot cake

When was the last time I baked my first carrot cake? Oh, it was in Nov 2009. Have a peep at my post, Be my guest. Wow, that's practically more than three and a half years ago. So yesterday night after my work, I baked my second carrot cake specially for my girl who just came back from Perth recently. 

ingredients ready

a whole loaf of baked carrot cake

a slice of it

Here's the recipe which I googled for it. But I omitted the baking powder and baking soda as I used the self-raising flour. I replaced walnut with chopped almond. And I was too lazy to do the frosting. It was also my first time using a cup as my measurement.

  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened DOLE® Crushed Pineapple in 100% Pineapple Juice, drained
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • In a large bowl, beat the sugars, oil, eggs and vanilla until well blended. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda; gradually beat into sugar mixture until blended. Stir in the carrots, pineapple, raisins and walnuts.
  • Transfer to a greased 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 350° for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to wire rack to cool completely. 

Welcome back, my sweet girl!


  1. Good morning Wenn, that's why you did not blog last night because you were busy baking a carrot cake for your beloved daughter.

    Your cake must taste very nice. I do not like frosting so I like your cake without frosting. Your daughter must be very happy to get to eat your cake made specially for her. :)

  2. Wow! The cake looks so very delicious!

  3. Well done. You still have it although it has been long time since you baked. You cake sure look tasty.

  4. I have never eaten any carrot cakes...I would rather eat it raw. :D

  5. What a big carrot cake!! All finished by now? :)

  6. I haven't tried eating such kind of cake,
    perhaps because i prefer chocolate cakes
    but i knew for a fact that taste good

  7. it's been ages since the last time
    we baked something and i feel like
    to do it too because of this post

  8. anyway thanks for sharing this
    recipe, i'll consider doing this some other time

  9. the cake you did seems to have
    a perfect texture and color
    If only i can get to taste it through this post haha

  10. have a great day and happy blogging wenn
    take the best of care and god bless you always

  11. Oh, I remember trying a similar cake from Secret Recipe.

  12. Me have not bake for quite sometimes, hehe...

  13. See the cake makes me crave for it, hehe...

  14. oh, Wenn can bake!! this carrot cake looks so nice, so moist and rich which is exactly the way i like it.. and i noticed you use pineapples also, that's special.. :)

  15. hmmm, so this is the "gwai lo" carrot cake.. have you made your own "chinese" carrot cake before?? hehe~~ :p

  16. looking good., very healthy eats too

  17. Seems easy to bake! Though I love cakes but I don't like to eat carrot cake, don't know why..

  18. Carrot cake was in my mind always...But I haven't bake it yet.

  19. So great your girl is back and you baked her a cake. She must be like it very much.

  20. Yummy cake from you Wenn... not bad and give yourself a big clap.

  21. Oh I think you need a bigger cake pan to bake it. Luckily it doesn't over flow when rising. Bake till golden brown colour.*_^

  22. I'll bookmark this recipe for my next baking... If I have chance to bake it. Now I was trying to plan and decide what cake to bake and decorate for my kids birthday coming this sept and oct...headache!

  23. I love carrot cakes! I always pestered my wife to bake them for me as hers is the best I have eaten. She is too busy now to bake.

  24. I always like the carrot cakes to be served with cheesy cream topping. So heavenly!

  25. You should start baking simple cakes and sell them in your shop!!!! I am sure you will slowly have customers buying them!!!

  26. Have been more than 2 years now since I baked my last cake, just couldn't find the time to bake. I spend most of my weekends at my kids fashion shop.

    1. I would have to buy carrot cake from the shop if I want to have a slice or 2. I like it with cream cheese topping and a cup of hot coffee, nice!

    2. Your carrot cake look nice, can sell at your shop, haaaa..

  27. Looks yummy, I like it!!! =]


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