Carrot Cake for Easter Dessert!


Hi everyone,

This is Kevin of Foodies 101.  Today is Easter Sunday and my mother-in-law requested me to bring her favorite dessert, Carrot Cake.  Aimee is a not a huge fan of carrot cake, at least my version of this amazing treat.  She does not like raisins in cake. But the raisins and craisins are what makes it!  I have always made this in a bundt pan.  Here is the recipe so you can enjoy it in your own home.

Carrot Cake


  • 2 c. All-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 c. veg. oil
  • 1 c. packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup and 1/8 cup (3 oz.) frozen orange juice concentrate (thawed)
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 c. shredded carrots
  • 1 c. chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 c. raisins
  • 1/2 c. dried cranberries


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray with Pam for Baking or any non cooking spray that is made for baking.
  2. Into large bowl, mix first 13 ingredients at low speed with mixer. Beat at high speed for 4 minutes. With spatula, fold in carrots, walnuts, raisins and craisins.
  3. Pour into prepared bundt pan. Bake 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Every oven is different, sometimes this cake will take me up to 90 minutes in my tiny apartment stove! Then cool the cake for 10 minutes - remove from pan. Optional: Sprinkle cake with confectioners' sugar.


Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake with raisins, craisins and walnuts

This carrot cake is so moist and delicious! I do not use confectioners sugar, but that is a personal preference. I love carrot cake and this is the only recipe where I can actually see carrots in the cake. I hope you try this wonderful bundt cake and if you find that some of the ingredients do not work for you, change them!  That is what cooking is all about…creativity!  If you feel you like a cream cheese glaze on your cake ( I admit….I like that sometimes too!) go for it!  The sky is the limit!



Kevin & Aimee Ellis


Foodies 101 husband and wife columnists Aimee & Kevin Ellis came to our attention when they guest blogged for HVRW Fall 2012 for the first time.   By day they both work in customer service & sales but in their downtime they love to travel, try new restaurants and experiment with recipes in their own kitchen.  They strive to support small and local businesses and really enjoy blogging about their experiences.   With Kevin being an adventurous eater and Aimee being picky, they form an honest, unique and curious voice that will easily allow you to go along with them for the ride.    They blog at Eats and Treats.  You can follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.


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