The Ultimate Carrot Cake Recipe

I’m not sure if Baker’s Square is a Michigan thing or not but it was a restaurant that I remember getting all of our pies and cakes from as a child. I’m honestly not even sure if they’re open any longer? Anywho, if you DO remember Baker’s Square, then you remember how good their baked goods were. This carrot cake recipe tastes EXACTLY like Baker’s Square, if not better. There’s a ton of prep time involved in this due to having to shred each carrot, but totally worth it. Yes, you can buy carrots already shredded but I swear it doesn’t have the same effect. Be sure to send me your pics on IG if you give this recipe a try.

The Ultimate Carrot Cake Recipe

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 50 minutes

Category: DIY Recipes

Cuisine: American

Servings: 8-10 people

The Ultimate Carrot Cake Recipe


  • Cake Ingredients:
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp coarse Kosher salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1 cup chopped pecans/ walnuts (I used pecans)
  • some people add pineapples to theirs, I do not
  • 3 cups of shredded carrots
  • 1 cup of raisins
  • Frosting Ingredients:
  • 1 pkg of cream cheese (store brand is just fine)
  • 1/4 cup of melted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3 cups powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease your cake pan (I used a Springform pan from Marshalls)
  2. Large bowl, mix all of the cake ingredients, use hand mixer
  3. Pour batter into well greased pan
  4. Cook for 40-50 min, do not let first layer cool completely to let frosting spread easier.
  5. Repeat 1-4 for second layer
  6. Let second layer cool completely, make frosting while cooling
  7. Place cooled second layer on top of FROSTED first layer
  8. Frost both layers, add additional nuts/ gold sugar flakes for decoration.

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