Leah Behr: Homemade Carrot Cake

Homemade Carrot Cake

I LOVE me some carrot cake. I start craving it as we near Easter, much like I start craving pumpkin as we near the fall. Perhaps it's the image of Peter Cottontail chewing on a carrot stick (that has been engrained in my brain since childhood)  that starts to kick up the craving. Perhaps it's the warmer days when the sun pokes its head out to give us a glimpse of the seasons to come. (Of course, I am not referring to this last weekend when Jack Frost decided to come back around for a visit) Either way, I'm excited to slowly start transitioning my kitchen from hearty and heavy comfort foods to refreshing and light seasonal delights; and this carrot is a perfect transitional dish that exists somewhere in between the two. 

Carrot Cake
(adapted from a friend's recipe)


3 Eggs
1 1/2 cup oil (I used a mix of Coconut Oil & Canola)
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 3/4 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/4 lb grated carrots
1 cup pecan pieces

1/2 cup butter, softened
8 oz cream cheese, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract


Mix eggs, oil, sugar and salt with a paddle until incorporated. In another bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Add the dry ingredients to the mixture and mix until combined. Add carrots and pecans. Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish. Bake at 375 for 35-45 minutes or until done. Let set in pan for 10 minutes, then remove and cool on wire rack.

After cake has completely cooled, beat softened butter and cream cheese until well blended. Add powdered sugar and vanilla and beat until creamy. Frost cake and serve.

*You will have a lot of frosting left over if you bake a 9 x 13 cake. This was the best option for me this weekend, as I was serving to the masses. Another option is to cook 2 rounds cake pans and stack them to create a double layer cake; in which case, you will use all the frosting.*

**If you're high altitude, like me, add 1 egg to the recipe and reduce the baking soda and baking powder each by 1/4 tsp.**


  1. yum! carrot cake is my FAV too!


  2. My Name is Carol Williams ..I never believed in Love Spells or Magics until I met this special spell caster when i contact this man called Dr.jartospellcaster@gmail.com Execute some business..He is really powerful..My wife divorce me with no reason for almost 4 years and i tried all i could to have her back cos i really love her so much but all my effort did not work out.. we met at our early age at the college and we both have feelings for each other and we got married happily for 5 years with no kid and she woke up one morning and she told me she’s going on a divorce..i thought it was a joke and when she came back from work she tender to me a divorce letter and she packed all her loads from my house..i ran mad and i tried all i could to have her back but all did not work out..i was lonely for almost 4 years...So when i told the spell caster what happened he said he will help me and he asked for her full name and her picture..i gave him that..At first i was skeptical but i gave it a try cos have tried so many spell casters and there is no solution...so when he finished with the readings,he got back to me that she’s with a man and that man is the reason why she left me...The spell caster said he will help me with a spell that will surely bring her back.but i never believe all this...he told me i will see a positive result within 3 days..3 days later,she called me herself and came to me apologizing and she told me she will come back to me..I cant believe this,it was like a dream cos i never believe this will work out after trying many spell casters and there is no solution..The spell caster is so powerful and after that he helped me with a pregnancy spell and my wife got pregnant a month later..we are now happy been together again and with lovely kid..This spell caster has really changed my life and i will forever thankful to him..he has helped many friends too with similar problem too and they are happy and thankful to him..This man is indeed the most powerful spell caster have ever experienced in life..Am Posting this to the Forum in case there is anyone who has similar problem and still looking for a way out..you can reach him here:Dr.jartospellcaster@gmail.com... CONTACT THIS GREAT AND POWERFUL SPELL CASTER CALLED Dr.jartospellcaster@gmail.com ... HIS EMAIL ADDRESS IS :dr.jartospellcaster@gmail.com.. CONTACT HIM NOW AND BE FAST ABOUT IT SO HE CAN ALSO ATTEND TO YOU BECAUSE THE EARLIER YOU CONTACT HIM NOW THE BETTER FOR YOU TO GET QUICK SOLUTION TO ALL YOUR PROBLEMS.


Thank you for your sweet comments! I read each and everyone and sincerely appreciate you taking the time to stop by. It means the world to me!