Richest Carrot Cake Ever

Richest Carrot Cake Ever

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Cake Ingredients

  • 2 C all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 C butter
  • 1 C Pioneer® Golden Light Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1 C Pioneer® Sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 T lemon zest
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • 2 T orange zest
  • 2 T orange juice
  • 4 C carrots, coarsely grated
  • 1 C walnuts or pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 1 C raisins, seedless

Cream Cheese Glaze:

  • 1 pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1 ½ C Pioneer® Confectioners Powdered Sugar
  • ½ C walnuts or pecans, coarsely chopped, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Lightly grease and flour a 10-inch tube pan; set aside.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl beat butter, Pioneer® Golden Light Brown Sugar and Pioneer® Sugar at high speed until light and fluffy (about 4 minutes), occasionally scraping down the sides of the bowl.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition, until smooth and light.
  5. In a measuring cup, combine the zest and juices; set aside.
  6. Into the creamed mixtures, at low speed, beat in flour mixture (in fourths), alternating with lemon-orange juices (in thirds), beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat until smooth (about 1 minute).
  7. With a wooden spoon, stir in the carrots, nuts and raisins and mix well. Turn into the pan and spread evenly.
  8. Bake 60 minutes or until tester comes out clean. Cool in pan on a rack, for 20 minutes. Gently loosen the edge of the cake with a spatula and place on serving dish.

Glaze Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients except for the nuts. Beat on medium speed until smooth; set aside until ready to use.
  2. When cake is cooled, spread the glaze over the top of the warm cake letting it run down the sides. Sprinkle with nuts if desired.
Richest Carrot Cake Ever
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