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Best Recipe For Carrot Cake

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After a lot of searching and many not so successful tests, I finally made the best recipe for carrot cake! It’s light and airy, with many aromas and spices, with a fruity taste, and crunchy texture from pecans. The recipe is extremely easy with few ingredients and very fast preparation.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 340 kcal


  • 2 large eggs
  • 110 gr brown sugar
  • 40 gr olive oil
  • 40 gr sunflower oil
  • 130 gr carrots , grated
  • 150 gr all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup pecans , unevenly broken
  • 10 gr baking soda
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • a pinch of salt


  • Preheat the oven to 180 °C.
  • Brush a baking cake pan (≈10 x 30 cm) with olive oil, and sprinkle it with flour.
  • In a large bowl add the eggs and brown sugar and mix with a hand mixer on medium speed for 3-4 minutes until fluffy.
  • Add the olive oil and sunflower oil and keep mixing for another 2 minutes.
  • Add the cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and mix with a silicone spatula.
  • Add the grated carrots, and pecans and mix with athe silicone spatula.
  • Add the flour and mix with the silicone spatula for less than a minute until you have a homogeneous thick mixture.
  • Add the carrot cake mixture to the oiled and the floured cake pan and place in the oven.
  • Bake for 45 - 50 minutes.


  • Served: Serve with cream cheese frosting, avocado chocolate mousse, sprinkled with icing sugar.
  • Variations: Replace the pecans with walnuts or remove them completely from the carrot cake.
  • Storage: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
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