Best Carrot Cake. Ever.

in Cakes, Desserts

I can be a total brat sometimes. Like attitude city, population: ME. I’ve mentioned this before. So when I see recipes that have the name: “Jessica’s Best Blank” or “Best Blank You’ve Ever Eaten,” I get way bratty. I kinda think those recipes are super self-righteous.

Wait, you’re telling me it’s ridiculous that I think recipes CAN even be self-righteous?!? Listen, I said I was a brat, I never said I was logical!!

I digress…so when I stumbled upon this recipe, I was way skeptical. Bratty skeptical.

(You know what I’m about to say next, right?! Of course you do!)

I was incredibly surprised. Blown away, actually.

So take your cute little self over to PW’s Tasty Kitchen Blog where I wrote a guest post. There’s some step-by-step photos–a lot of which include my glitter nails!–the low down on the recipe and the recipe itself.


{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Katrina September 13, 2011 at 10:50 am

I am in heaven. Yum!


Blog is the New Black September 13, 2011 at 11:06 am

So funny! 😉 Looks great!


Bianca @ bsweetdreaming September 13, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Looks amazing! I love your blog :)


Bev Weidner September 13, 2011 at 3:10 pm

I get that way, too. Way more than I care to admit.



Lisa September 13, 2011 at 4:58 pm

You’re not a brat,I agree completely! This recipe is almost identical to the one I’ve used for several years. It is from Bon Appetit, and who would’ve thought a simple buttermilk syrup put this cake over the top – but it is out of this world! Sometimes I substitute mascarpone cheese for the cream cheese in the frosting which is fabulous too!


TheFoodGospelAccordingtoRuth September 13, 2011 at 6:37 pm

Carrot cake is my favorite! Can’t wait to try this one!


Lynnette September 13, 2011 at 7:23 pm

This does look like the best! Going to try it!!


Angharad September 13, 2011 at 8:16 pm

Carrot cake = favourite cake = clicking over.


Sue/the view from great island September 13, 2011 at 10:00 pm

The brat in me is saying this can’t be as good as my carrot cake, but then I love carrot cake so much that I can’t really take the chance, I’m clicking over to Tasty Kitchen right now!


kitty quintana September 14, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Bratty is a good thing. Did someone say carrot cake? If I could I’ll be there tomorrow.


Adrianna September 14, 2011 at 5:18 pm

I’ll be waiting… :)


Amy @ A Little Nosh September 14, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Those kinds of recipes (The Best Ever, etc.) always make me think of that scene in Elf when he goes into that coffee shop and congratulates them on having the world’s best coffee. That scene cracks me up every time.


Adrianna September 14, 2011 at 5:19 pm

HAHAHAHAHAHA! This is amazing. This is exactly how I feel.


Aubrey Devin September 19, 2011 at 4:02 am

Carrot cake, to me, is the only cake really worth eating. And when it is amazing, sing it’s praises!! This one just might ruin all other carrot cake experiences to come. xo


libby September 25, 2011 at 11:57 pm

Hi!! I made this on the weekend… but I did it all in one tin so the middle was still not cooked.. but the outside was great. Do you think it would work in muffin/cupcake form? Libby


jes September 29, 2011 at 1:52 pm

this is too funny, adrianna – i wrote almost the exact same thing, verbatim, about my fav carrot cake recipe!

yours looks scrumptious. can’t wait to give it a try.


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Don August 31, 2016 at 4:50 pm

this is the recipe from Southern Living probably more than 20 years ago. I’ve been making this for many years, as I have two siblings who always request it for their b’day. I’ve tweaked the recipe quite a bit over the years. One thing that I did notice from your photos is that your glaze looked white. My recommendation is to cook the glaze a bit longer until it begins to turn caramel, and then add the flavoring (rum, whiskey, bourbon or favorite work well here). It is the ultimate very best carrot cake!!!


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