Granny Carrot Cake

Certainly! Here’s the full recipe for Granny’s Carrot Cake:

Granny’s Carrot Cake


  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups Plain Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons Nutmeg
  • 4 Eggs (separated)
  • 1 1/2 cups Oil
  • 3 cups Grated Carrots
  • 1 cup Chopped Pecans


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a tube pan.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients: sugar, flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  4. In a large bowl, beat the egg yolks and oil together. Add the dry ingredients to the egg yolk and oil mixture.
  5. Add the grated carrots and chopped pecans to the batter. Mix well. You can use your clean hand for easier incorporation.
  6. Gently fold in the beaten egg whites until just combined. Be careful not to deflate the egg whites completely.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared tube pan.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for about 1 1/2 hours or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Allow the cake to cool in the pan for a bit before transferring it to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Enjoy the moist and flavorful carrot cake! You can serve it warm or let it sit for a day to enhance the flavors.

Feel free to adjust according to your preferences, and enjoy this classic carrot cake recipe passed down from Granny!

Certainly! Here are some popular questions and their answers related to Granny’s Carrot Cake:

  1. Q: Can I use vegetable oil instead of the specified oil in Granny’s Carrot Cake?
    • A: Yes, you can substitute vegetable oil for the specified oil in the recipe. It should work well without compromising the taste.
  2. Q: Can I use walnuts instead of pecans in Granny’s Carrot Cake?
    • A: Absolutely! You can use walnuts or any other nuts of your choice as a substitute for pecans in this carrot cake.
  3. Q: Does Granny’s Carrot Cake need frosting?
    • A: Granny’s Carrot Cake is moist and flavorful even without frosting. However, you can add cream cheese frosting if you prefer a sweeter touch.
  4. Q: Can I make Granny’s Carrot Cake ahead of time?
    • A: Yes, this cake actually gets better with time. You can make it a day in advance, and the flavors will have more time to meld, resulting in a delicious and moist cake.
  5. Q: Can I use a different pan size for baking Granny’s Carrot Cake?
    • A: While a tube pan is recommended, you can use other cake pans. Adjust the baking time accordingly and use a toothpick to check for doneness.
  6. Q: Can I freeze Granny’s Carrot Cake?
    • A: Yes, you can freeze Granny’s Carrot Cake. Wrap it well in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, and it should stay good in the freezer for a few months.

Feel free to ask if you have any more questions or if there’s anything else you’d like to know!