Scrumdiddilyumptious Carrot Layer Cake

scrumdiddilyumptious (adjective) : Hugely scrumptious; extremely delicious

Okay, girls, here is the recipe you have all been waiting for!

I have been making this cake for years.
It is most requested by friends and family as their birthday cake.
Even by those who profess to not like carrot cake.

Between the layers is a caramel cream filling, which is my most favorite part!
The buttery cream cheese frosting is fluffy and heavenly!
It weighs 10 pounds!! (Seriously, I weighed it!)
Make it if you dare.

(I lowered the sugar from the original recipe.
Use butter only.)


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • CAKE:
  • 1-1/4 cups canola oil
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 4 cups finely shredded carrots
  • 1 cup raisins, soaked (for an hour+ in water to plump them, drain)
  • 2 (4 oz.) jars carrot baby food

  • 1 cup (two sticks) butter, softened
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • box of confectioners' sugar


Filling: In a saucepan, combine sugar, flour and salt. Turn burner to medium heat. Stir in cream: add butter. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in nuts and vanilla. Set aside to cool.

Cake: In a large bowl, beat oil and sugar until well-blended. Combine the dry ingredients; add to the creamed mixture alternately with eggs. Stir in carrots, raisins and baby food.
Separate into three greased and floured 9-inch round pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before inverting onto wire racks to cool completely.

Frosting: In a medium bowl, whip the butter, cream cheese and vanilla until fluffy. Gradually beat in sugar until smooth. Whip another 2 minutes.

Spread 1/2 of filling on one layer and 1/2 on another. Frost top ands sides of cake.

Store in the refrigerator.

Yield: 16-20 servings.

Carrot Layer Cake Recipe


  1. For some reason, the directions have dots all over them and can't be read that something you can fix? We LOVE carrot cake! this looks scrumptious!

  2. Yes, please post the directions! It sounds out of this world!

  3. Yum!! baby food really : ) Must be what makes it so moist.
    Stop over and enter my giveaway when you get a chance : )

  4. All I can say is "Oh Honey!" That looks sooooo good!

  5. This looks delicious!! Great photo!

  6. It looks delicious! The directions aren't clear....I see dots!

  7. Wow! That is the most beautiful photo I have ever seen. Quick send the directions. I see dots too.

  8. Oh Lordy Lord Lord Lord, Leslie. It would be murderous for me to make that luscious cake. I would want to eat ALL of it. Yummy yum yum yum. You did a FABULOUS job. Susan

  9. Thank you for the recipe. The photo has me drool'in already!

  10. My favorite cake is carrot! We have a place here that we love to go to for carrot cake. It is actually where my hubby and I had our first date many many many moons ago. Looks yummy.

  11. That recipe looks amazin'. I do believe I'm trying yours instead of making my tried and true for my Halloween gathering!
    Your blog is lovely!

  12. Yum! Gorgeous plate too. And you know that this bunny is simply loving this particular cake too. ;)

  13. How awesome!! We love carrot cake and my culinary son loves to baking the most! Got him a fancy mixer this year. We will be trying this recipe this weekend.

    Thanks for sharing!

  14. I am going to send this link to my niece who not only LOVES carrot cake more than any other but is a great baker as well. It looks delicious!!

    I loathe carrots, but I love carrot cake.

  15. Ok, now I want carrot cake and it is not even lunch time. Torture, truly! Thanks for passing along this wonderful looking recipe!!


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