Old Fashioned Carrot Cake 

Why you'll love it

This traditional carrot cake uses fresh carrots, pecans and cinnamon apple sauce for a delicious and moist cake.  Topped with homemade cream  cheese frosting and pecans, making this the perfect carrot cake!


– Chopped pecans – Dark brown sugar – Granulated sugar – Vegetable oil – Eggs – Unsweetened cinnamon applesauce – Vanilla extract – All-purpose flour – Baking powder – Baking soda – Salt – Ground cinnamon – Ground ginger – Ground nutmeg – Ground cloves – Grated carrots

Tips for a perfect cake

When scooping the batter into the cake pans, I use an ice cream scoop to make sure I get equal amounts of batter into each pan. When putting the cake layers in the fridge to cool, I place them upside down (parchment paper side up) to help flatten the tops and avoid the need to cut off the tops to level them off. When scooping the frosting between cake layers, I use the same ice cream scoop to make sure each layer has an even amount of frosting.

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