Rich, moist, and full of flavor, this carrot cake has been my Mom’s signature dessert for years! Try this cake and you’ll immediately know why!
Deemed a seasonal cake, carrot cake has graced many a Spring table. I’m here to say that this cake, it should be a year-round dessert! So incredibly moist and soft, and topped with the most luxurious frosting… you won’t want to stop eating it!
For as long as I can remember, my Mom has been making the most delicious carrot cake… I mean this cake is requested for just about every family function. People rave about it, grab another piece, and continue to rave. It’s been the iconic dessert of my childhood, and the dessert I still ask for often
My Mom makes my brother and I dessert for our birthday and always asks us if we have a request… guess what mine almost alllllways is? Yep, this one! So not exactly this one… I did deviate a little from her recipe in that I made it into a two layer cake and to add some toasted coconut, mainly because I have a *slight* obsession with coconut lol
Okay. Slight… talk about the understatement of the year!
I remember once, my Mom brought this carrot cake to a party at a friends house and the hostess took one bite and said, “Marsha, this is OUTRAGEOUS! !”… hence, the name, Marsha’s Outrageous Carrot Cake. Try a bite, and you’ll see what all the fuss is about, I promise
Now I do know that some people prefer some raisins in their carrot cake, or pineapple… so feel free to add a bit of whatever you love to your cake. For me, I grew up on this original carrot cake, so I stick to what I’m used to (for the most part)
I thought this would be a great recipe to share with you all, since it’s coming up on Spring and Easter here soon… but really, this cake is just perfect any time of year. The rich moist cake combined with the lusciously creamy frosting… it’s definitely a year-round cake!
As far as the toppings on the cake, you could go with the toasted coconut like I did, or some crushed walnuts, or even leave it plain. Honestly, it’s hard to go wrong with this carrot cake!
I really hope you all give this cake a go… I’m sure you’ll LOVE it!
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