Grandma's Carrot Cake

Grandma's Carrot Cake

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"This recipe has been a favorite in our family for three generations. Different from traditional carrot cakes, this cake is extremely moist and flavorful and is topped with a buttermilk glaze while still warm. Try it and I think you will agree that it is the best!! Be certain to reduce the baking temperature to 325 degrees F(165 degrees C) if using a glass baking pan."


1 h 25 m servings 643 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 643 kcal
  • 32%
  • Fat:
  • 35.5 g
  • 55%
  • Carbs:
  • 78.5g
  • 25%
  • Protein:
  • 6.1 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 324 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch pan. Sift together the flour, baking soda and cinnamon. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the sugar and oil until blended. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Stir in the flour mixture just until incorporated. Fold in the pineapple, carrots, coconut and walnuts. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. While still warm, poke holes in the cake with a fork.
  4. For the glaze: In a saucepan, combine butter, sugar, buttermilk and vanilla. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat, then reduce heat and cook for 5 minutes. Pour glaze over warm cake, then allow to cool completely.
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  1. 72 Ratings


I love Carrot Cake, but hate shredding those carrots. So, when I make a carrot cake, I want it to be GOOD. This one is delicious. I served it after Christmas Dinner and got 2 "THIS IS THE BEST c...

I tried this recipe today and it was really delicious. Very moist and not as heavy as my old recipe. The buttermilk glaze is easy and tastes great on this cake. Much lighter than the usual cr...

This is the best carrot cake that I have ever tasted. I made it with cream cheese frosting and it was absolutely delicious. My friends were also amazed at how nice it was.

My 19 yr old son requested carrot cake for his birthday. I just made this cake. I made it exactly like the recipe says, even sifted the flour like it said to do. I didn't have crushed pineapple ...

To all who are thinking of making this cake....It is topped with a buttermilk glaze. Alot of people prefer a carrot cake with cream cheese icing, but at least try this one with the glaze. The gl...

This was great! Just the recipe I was looking for. My mother-in-law used to make it but I couldn't find my recipe. I used a 10 oz.bag of shredded carrots and baked in a bundt pan. Everyone that ...

This was good..the glaze is the biggest winner...but I still like another carrot cake recipie better.

This is the same recipe I have used for years. It is excellent as it is. However, my mother or I have made some changes that we think make it even better. I get raves for my cake so it must ha...

This is very moist and good. I will use this recipe again. I used pecans as I did not have walnuts. As I was making this I realized my can of pineapple was 20 oz, so I just used it. As far as...