Sweet Walnut Carrot Cake

Tradition may call for cream cheese frosting, but many people prefer unfrosted carrot cake served warm with vanilla ice cream.

Serves: 16Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 1 hour 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 16


  • 3 cups grated carrots
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 1⁄2 cups vegetable oil
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup raisins


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 2 loaf pans with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon in a medium-sized bowl. In a large bowl, mix together the carrots, oil, and sugar. Add the eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Gradually beat the flour mixture into the carrot mixture, mixing well. Fold in the nuts and raisins. Pour into prepared pans.
  • Bake for 1 hour or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool on a rack.