Fluffy, moist carrot cake with cream cheese frosting
This is the first carrot cake recipe I ever made, and the only carrot cake recipe I make. My sister’s close friend, Danika gave her the recipe several years ago, when they were in high school. I recently found out that Danika’s dad, Lee is the original author of the recipe, and I’m so grateful to them for sharing it with me!
There’s two things that all bakers claim they do the best. Banana bread  and carrot cake. But trust me when I say this: This is the best carrot cake you will ever try. Ever.
As a self-proclaimed cake connoisseur, I have tried many carrot cakes, but none compare to this one. There’s a reason this is the only carrot cake recipe I’ve ever made.
It is soft, fluffy (the oil instead of butter makes it super moist), perfectly spiced, perfectly sweetened and sufficiently carrotted.
Apart from grating the carrots, the cake batter is a breeze to assemble.
My favourite way of making carrot cake is in a rectangular pan, with a generous layer of cream cheese frosting (the same one I use for my lemon poppyseed cake  and red velvet cupcakes ). It isn’t anything fancy, but it is awfully comforting and takes me back a couple years.
Of course, you can embellish and adorn it however you would like.
This recipe makes a large 9×13 inch cake, but can be halved for a smaller (9×9 inch) cake. You can also frost it with mocha fudge frosting  if you prefer. But quite frankly, there is nothing better than golden carrot cake speckled with nuts, covered in cream cheese frosting.
URLs in this post:
 Banana bread: http://www.hotchocolatehits.com/2015/03/lilys-banana-bread.html
 lemon poppyseed cake: http://www.hotchocolatehits.com/2016/06/poppy-seed-lemon-cake.html
 red velvet cupcakes: http://www.hotchocolatehits.com/2015/07/red-velvet-cupcakes.html
 mocha fudge frosting: http://www.hotchocolatehits.com/2015/11/mocha-pumpkin-cake-recipe.html
 Print Recipe: http://www.hotchocolatehits.com/2017/04/the-best-carrot-cake.html/print/