About this recipe: My grandfather (Sam) was famous for this cake. He would always have some available for anyone who wanted it. We'll miss him, but his carrot cake legacy will always live on! Enjoy!
Used different ingredients. This really is the best carrot cake. I changed 3 things: reg. milk + 1 teaspooon lemon juice in place of buttermilk as I was out of it. 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg was added and also I covered my sultanas with orange juice and brought them to a boil, letting them simmer for a couple of minutes. Took them off the heat and let cool. Drained them and added when prompted by recipe. I had a carrot cake fan taste this and he said it was the best he's ever eaten. It is! Thank you for this recipe. - 18 Jul 2008
Made this cake for mothers day- HUGE success! God bless you grampa Sam on a wonderful recipe! DEFINATELY will use this recipe every time I make carrot cake! - 04 Apr 2011
Altered ingredient amounts. My daughter and I tried 5 different carrot cake recipes to find one suitably delicious for a wedding cake and settled on this one. Even though this site says that the 'Best Carrot Cake Ever' is the best, this recipe won out over it as we had a family and friends "taste-off" before we made our final selection. It by far had the most flavour. Not too moist, not too crumbly. At the reception, person after person raved over the cake and asked for the recipe. We had very little left. Just enough so that we could enjoy some the next day. We did make a few minor changes. We omitted the coconut, walnuts and sultanas. - 18 Jul 2008