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Carrot Cake

I received this carrot cake recipe from my grandmother. It's different than your typical carrot cake recipe in that it requires only carrot and no raisins or the like. Its simplicity allows the flavor of cinnamon and carrot coupled with the cream cheese icing to really stand out. While this one may be simple in its ingredients and method, it is far from basic or bland when it hits your fork. Its warm, dense texture is the epitome of comfort food and the icing is INCREDIBLE. This is a prized and valued recipe in my house, and a dessert that no one can resist taking one... two... or three pieces of! Enjoy!


  • Prep Time : 15 minutes min
  • Cook Time : 40 minutes min
  • Ready Time : 55 min



  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 cups grated carrot
  • 1 cup oil


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F
Beat the eggs with sugar in a large bowl
Gradually add the flour and then the cinnamon
Add the grated carrot and oil and mix until combined
Pour into a prepared 9″ x 13″ baking dish
Bake for 40 minutes at 375 degrees F

For the (Pareve) Cream Cheese Icing:

1 8 ounce package of cream cheese (pareve works just as well)
3 tbsp of vegetable oil
3 1/2 cups of sifted icing sugar
1/2 – 1 tsp salt

Combine all ingredients in a mixer and mix until the texture is fluffy and cohesive.

Spread the icing over the pareve carrot cake for a dairy free dessert.


About Itsy Bitsy Balebusta


When life gets messy I find the best way to step back and regroup is by creating a messy kitchen! There's nothing like mixing bowls and measuring cups strewn about & the smell of warm Challah or cupcakes baking! I cook & bake to preserve the memory of & celebrate the incredible Balebustas in my family! Next to them, I’m still an itsy bitsy balebusta, learning what it takes to make a home & how to take the batches life gives us with a grain of salt (& lots of chocolate!). You can find out more about me at http://www.itsybitsybalebusta.com/p/about.html




9 Responses to Carrot Cake

  1. avatar says: LeslieH

    No flour in this recipe?

  2. avatar says: LeslieH

    No flour in this recipe? I see it in the directions, but no amount listed in the ingredients….

  3. avatar says: fanwick

    Great recipe for Shabbat. I cut the sugar to 1 1/2 cups and added a drained can of crushed pineapple to the cake batter. It did take quite a bit longer to bake but that could also be because I was also baking Challah and brownies at the same time.

  4. no baking powder n soda

    • Hi Susna! There is no baking powder or soda, but I promise it doesn’t effect the texture or taste of the cake!:)

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