Help! Carrot Cake!

Decorating By HeatherMari Updated 25 Mar 2008 , 10:25pm by crystalina1977

HeatherMari Posted 25 Mar 2008 , 1:48pm
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I have decided recently to move on from box cake mixes to making my cakes from scratch. I have found fabulous vanilla, chocolate, cherry chip, banana, and lemon recipes but have yet to find a carrot cake recipe that will actually BAKE! Every time I try to make a scratch carrot cake the edges and top get overbaked and chewy and the middle is raw. Also, it never rises, always sinks in the center. HELP!! I really want to be able to make all my cakes from scratch. So, anyone with a no-fail carrot cake recipe out there that can help me, I would be forever grateful!
Thank you in advance,

Any recipes you have can be emailed to me: [email protected]

5 replies
tiptop57 Posted 25 Mar 2008 , 2:28pm
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I use this one and never have an issue.....I also add chopped pecans instead of any walnuts. Don't care for the bitter walnut taste. Anyway, I brush the cake after it cools with a vanilla simple syrup and frost with IMBC w/cream cheese added - everyone raves.


HeatherMari Posted 25 Mar 2008 , 2:42pm
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Thank you!

Ironbaker Posted 25 Mar 2008 , 2:54pm
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This is nothing carrot cake related...

Is that Denny Duquette? lol Every time I see him I go "awww". I'm still sad about him dying off. Beautiful Denny.

Also, I've used this recipe quite a few times and had success:

I use half applesauce in place of some of the oil.

HeatherMari Posted 25 Mar 2008 , 3:09pm
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Thanks, ironbaker! Yes, that is Denny (Jeffrey Dean Morgan)! He is my new favorite hunk! I fell in love with him on Grey's and recently saw him in "P.S. I Love You" which was an awesome movie and now I like him even more! Plus, he is really easy on the!

crystalina1977 Posted 25 Mar 2008 , 10:25pm
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This really is the best carrot cake ever.

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