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Ultimate Carrot Cake with Dates, Raisins and Walnuts

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  • 4 eggs
  • 1½ cups vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • ¾ cup walnuts, lightly chopped
  • ¾ cup medjool dates, chopped


  • 2 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons cream,
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 375 °F.
  2. Grease two 9-inch cake pans and line the bottoms with parchment paper.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat together eggs, oil, sugar,grated carrots and vanilla. Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and spices; gradually add to carrot mixture and beat to blend well. Fold in chopped nuts, raisins and dates.
  4. Divide equally between the two cake pans. Bake for about 55 to 65 minutes. A wooden pick inserted in center should come out clean.
  5. In the meantime, in a clean mixing bowl, whip cream cheese with cream and vanilla; gradually add sugar, beating until smooth and can easily be spread.
  6. When the cake is done baking, remove from oven and let cool 10 minutes.  Remove cake from pans and let cool completely before frosting.
  7. Frost cakes.  Sprinkle top with chopped walnuts.



5 Reviews

  1. this definitely does look like the ultimate carrot cake. love the additions of dates, i haven’t used them in my carrot cakes before!

  2. This recipe looks sumptuous and simple to prepare. Thanks for sharing with us. I can’t wait to try it out with my kids and share the experience with friends of mine. Awesome post with fascinating picture. Kudos

  3. Jaye

    How much raisins did you use?

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