Today we'll start with the cake. This is a really old recipe for carrot cake and has a slightly different texture than some of the more current versions. But the taste is extraordinary!


• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 2 cups sugar
• 2 teaspoons baking soda
• 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 4 eggs
• 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
• 3 cups grated carrots
• 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans, optional


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Grease and flour 3 (9-inch) round pans; Line bottom of the pans with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Add eggs and vegetable oil. Using a hand mixer, blend until combined. Add carrots and pecans, if using.
Pour into pans. Bake for approximately 40 minutes.

Remove from oven and cool in pans for 5 minutes. Remove from pans, place on waxed paper or wire racks and allow to cool completely before filling and frosting.

Tomorrow, the Apricot Mousse Filling followed by Thursday the Cream Cheese Icing and our finished cake!

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10 Responses
  1. Marti, I love older recipes, and I agree, it sounds wonderful. I love all of the layers. What a perfect autumn dessert!

  2. I love carrot cake, can't wait for the filling recipe. I have become a follower so I can make sure I get the recipe. Come by and visit my blog and maybe do the same. Geri

  3. Lori E Says:

    You are teasing us. Yum. Carrot cake is certainly one of my favorites although I can't quite convince people it is a serving of vegetables.

  4. Poppedijne Says:

    Whow, this looks and sounds like a great carrot cake! Love the idea of filling it with some apricot mousse!

  5. Joyce Says:

    Filling sounds interesting.

  6. Mary Says:

    Marti, the cake sounds wonderful. I can't wait for the filling and frosting. Have a great weekend.

  7. honeysuckle Says:

    I love carrot cake too. I just made one for my daughter's birthday two weeks ago. The kitchen smelled divine.

  8. Hi Marti, I am planning to make carrot cake tomorrow. You recipe sounds much like mine and mine is 30 years old. I can't remember where I first found it. Let's each get together with our cakes and coffee and eat ourselves silly!
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  9. Red Says:

    Thanks All! If you make it ,let me know what you think!
    The filling and icing recipes are linked at the bottom! Click on the names!

  10. Karen Says:

    Your carrot cake recipe sure looks yummy!
    Your blog is so cute. Really different and creative.
    Ladybug Creek