November 23, 2023

Classic Carrot Cake | Family Recipe

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Every year I always look forward to dessert especially because of my moms classic carrot cake- it’s a recipe from my Aunt Virginia that we’ve loved since I was little! I figured I would share the recipe with all of you today so you can enjoy it as much as I do! Make sure to tag me on IG @belleoftheball45 if you make it and let me know how you like it.




  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted flower
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 can crushed pineapple
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Mix together sugar, oil, and eggs. Beat until light and fluffy.. Sift together flower, baking soda, and salt. Add to mixture beating well. Fold in carrots, drained pineapple, and chopped nuts. Spread in a well greased and floured 9 x 13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes.

Let cool and frost with homemade cream cheese frosting – recipe below.



  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cups butter (one stick)
  • 1 8oz cream cheese
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Mix cream cheese and butter until soft and smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar, salt, and vanilla. Mix well. Top cake with frosting and walnuts!

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