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Carrot Cake for Lollipop Garden Cake

A perfect way to herald the coming of spring or celebrate meaningful moments, this carrot cake is moist and full of crunchy nuts, sweet carrots, and chewy golden raisins. Use this recipe to make the Lollipop Garden Cake.

Source: Martha Stewart Baby



Cook's Notes

If you like, grate carrots on a box grater, and mix cake with a mixer instead of in a food processor.

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  • sarahlonghairs
    17 DEC, 2017
    I’ve made this cake more times than I can count since encountering the recipe years ago and it’s still a favourite. The lemon is such a surprise and the applesauce means that it’s lovely and moist. I’ve made it with spelt flour for people who prefer that, and with wheat. It’s great with no icingas a snack cake, cut into squares from a lasagna pan, or in layers with cream cheese icing. I usually use regular raisins, since that’s what I most often have on hand, and just grate two cups of carrots by hand, not having a food processor.
  • Mknox
    3 FEB, 2011
    I made this during the holidays and It is a family favorite. I excluded the walnuts and it was delicious anyway.
  • JNBodak
    12 NOV, 2008
    My Easter guests and I agree, this was the best carrot cake ever. I made mini marzipan carrots to decorate the top of the cake. IT IS AWESOME!
  • Justine2008
    30 OCT, 2008
    You don't have to have icing on every cake you bake- But if you do want to have it on this one, it's Cream Cheese Frosting usually.. Just type it in the search bar and it should come up. I'm pretty sure that's everyone's favorite! ;)
  • MS10318642
    22 APR, 2008
    makes 2 cups / 8 ounces cream cheese, room temp/ 8 tabl (1 stick butter/ 1 cup confectioners sugar / 1 taspoon vanilla/ this is the best i ever made
  • myracol2003
    22 MAR, 2008
    this is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i can't find the frosting now????

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