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The BEST Carrot Cake Recipe

The BEST carrot cake recipe I have ever found! A buttermilk glaze seeps into the cake layers and a cream cheese frosting brings all the flavors together.

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The BEST carrot cake recipe I have ever found! A buttermilk glaze seeps into the warm cake layers making it extra moist. Then a delicious cream cheese frosting is added to bring all the flavors together. It's even BETTER the next day!

I made a birthday cake last week.

It was for a friend of mine who I wanted to do something special for. Something fabulous and from-the-heart. So I did something I’ve never done before.

I made a cake.

Carrot Cake.

With three layers. And homemade frosting that I spread between each layer and then all over the top and the sides.

For a NON-baker, this was impressive.

It was also the BEST Carrot Cake recipe I have ever found. 

I am so proud. I may tear up a little, please excuse me.

This particular Carrot Cake also has a lick-the-spoon-and-bowl-clean buttermilk glaze that seeps down into the cake while it’s still warm from the oven, making it incredibly moist. And the cream cheese frosting brings it all together.

Did I mention that I’m not even a huge fan of carrot cake??

I desperately wish that this recipe for the BEST Carrot Cake of all time was actually mine. But I am not the one who created this perfect gem. Nope…I got this recipe from MyRecipes.com.

Which made me a little afraid because a few reviewers balked at the buttermilk glaze and called it “worthless” or something equally not true. Follow the directions and it will be soooo delicious. And if you don’t think so then just bring it over to my house – I’ll be happy to take it off your hands :)

I can’t, in good conscience, post the Carrot Cake recipe here. I wish that I could but I didn’t even change one little smidge of a thing. It is simply perfect as it is and I can’t imagine how I could ever improve upon it.

But I had to tell you about it and I hope you’ll forgive me that you’re just going to have to click on over to MyRecipes.com to check it out. I’m not getting paid and I have no agenda here other than needing to share my great find.

I know you’re going to enjoy it as much as I did! And if you have a Best Carrot Cake Recipe that you think rivals this one, feel free to link to it (or share the recipe) in the comments section. The more Carrot Cake the merrier!

The BEST carrot cake recipe I have ever found! A buttermilk glaze seeps into the warm cake layers making it extra moist. Then a delicious cream cheese frosting is added to bring all the flavors together. It's even BETTER the next day!

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Reda

Monday 28th of May 2018

I have made this same recipe for 30 + years and it is perfect!

Kristy

Thursday 7th of June 2018

It's soooo good, isn't it?? Thanks for sharing!

Prudy Copas

Sunday 1st of April 2018

Made last night for Easter dinner today. Everyone loved it! Thanks for the great recipe.

Kristy Bernardo

Monday 2nd of April 2018

Oh, I'm so glad you loved it!! Someone brought carrot cake cupcakes to our Easter dinner at my parents yesterday and they were SO good. Reminded me of this cake and that I need to make it again soon. Happy Easter, Prudy!

johana

Sunday 28th of January 2018

hello krisrty, it looks incredibly delicious, but I need the recipe in grams, I want to do it :)

Kristy Bernardo

Monday 29th of January 2018

Hi johana, I apologize but this isn't my recipe so I don't have the amounts in grams. I'm only sharing it because I loved it so much. I did find this online calculator, so hopefully this will help you! https://www.gourmetsleuth.com/conversions/grams/general-gram-calculator

Beverly Rowland

Saturday 30th of December 2017

I have made this cake twice now. The first time I made the cake was Thanksgiving and it came out perfect. I made it again for Christmas and all the nuts rose to the top of each layer of the cake. It was really weird, as I bake a lot and have never had this happen. I have had nuts sink to the bottom of a cake but never form at the top of the layer. It really didn't affect the taste but looked really strange as all the nuts were around the top1/2 inch of the layers. Do you have any ideas as to why this happened? I really want this to be my "go to" carrot cake recipe, but would like to avoid having this happening again. Thanks so much!

Kristy Bernardo

Wednesday 3rd of January 2018

Hi Beverly! I'm not sure at all why that would happen, so strange! I've made it so many times and it's never happened to me. I'm glad that it didn't affect the taste (it's a bit of work so that would be so disappointing). I'll ask around to my baking blogger friends and see if they can shed any light. If I find an answer, I'll post it here. Cheers :)

Myrna

Friday 15th of September 2017

Would love to make this cake but don't like coconut. Is it possible to leave out and use walnuts or pecks instead?

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