Moist Carrot Cake Recipe

A very yummy recipe for moist carrot cake with a delicious cream cheese frosting.


3 cups grannulated sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
6 eggs
1 1/2 Tablespoon vanilla extract
3 Tablespoons lemon juice
3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 teaspoons baking powder
4 cups finely grated carrots
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup raisins
2 cups cream cheese
3/4 cup butter, at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon juice
4 cups confectioners sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease three 8x8 inch baking pans.

In a large mixing bowl, blend sugar and oil. Add eggs, vanilla, and lemon juice and mix.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, cinnamon, soda, and baking powder. Fold into the batter in the large bowl. Stir in carrots, walnuts and raisins.

Pour evenly into baking pans. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until cakes test done.

Cool in pans for 10 minuters before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

To make icing, mix ingredients, using an electric mixer.

To serve, Place bottom cake layer on a serving plate. spread icing between layers and over top and sides of cake.