Dad's Carrot Cake Recipe

Perfected and passed down

Jim Remsik
By Jim Remsik
December 28, 2022

There’s nothing new under the sun and my Dad was not a recipe writer or, honestly, someone all that interested in baking or cooking. He was just a man who would get it into his head that there was a particular thing he’d want to make and that would become a driving force for a while. For a time that driving force was a better piece of Carrot Cake after a disappointing slice at a restaurant. This is Dad’s Carrot Cake recipe as transcribed by my Mom for us a dozen or so years ago.


  • 2 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 cups Vegetable Oil
  • 3 cups Carrots (grated)
  • 4 large Eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 350º
  2. Add ingredients in order to a medium-sized bowl
  3. Mix until well combined
  4. Place in a greased 15x10” cake pan
  5. Bake for 30 minutes


We made this in a Bundt pan for Christmas 2022 and it required a 55 minute bake time. You can top this with a dusting of confectioners sugar or a lovely cream cheese frosting.

A carrot cake that has been baked in a Bundt pan.

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