Ree Drummond bakes an easy carrot cake perfect for spring. It’s topped with a traditional cream cheese frosting loaded with chopped nuts for an extra special touch.
Ree Drummond’s Carrot Cake Recipe is a Family Friend’s Childhood Favorite
In a March 19 Facebook post, Drummond shared a link to the recipe. “To date, this is THE best carrot cake recipe I’ve ever had. It’s just…everything,” she wrote. “Thank you, Sigrid! This one is print-worthy (and bake-worthy!) I’m so glad it’s carrot cake season. »
Drummond wrote a blog post in 2021 about the beloved carrot cake recipe on The pioneer woman website, calling it an “all-time favorite”.
“Sigrid was one of my mother’s dearest friends and I remember every bite of every carrot cake she gave us,” she wrote. “You can make it into a sheet cake, a bundt or a layer cake.”
The Food Network host added: “It’s such a basic and healthy recipe that every bite you take feels like you’re doing something good for yourself. OK, so the thing is loaded with sugar. But it also contains 2 cups of vibrant, vitamin-rich carrots, so how bad can that be? »
How to Make Ree Drummond’s Easy Carrot Cake and Frosting
Drummond showed how to make the easy carrot cake recipe on an episode of The pioneer woman. “I’m making Sigrid’s carrot cake. It’s one of the best carrot cakes I’ve ever had,” she said. “Sigrid is one of my mum’s lifelong friends and she used to bring this cake to my mum at Christmas, on her birthday… so I’ve had plenty of them throughout my life.
Drummond combined sugar, oil and eggs in a blender. She sifted together the flour, salt, cinnamon, baking powder and baking soda and added them to the wet ingredients. The pioneer woman star added grated carrots to the batter and gently mixed them. She poured the batter into a greased and floured cake pan and baked the cake in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 50 minutes.
The Food Network host made an easy cream cheese frosting by mixing together butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla. She added chopped pecans and mixed them into the frosting.
Drummond iced the cake and sprinkled more nuts on top.
In her blog post, Drummond made a version of sheet cake, which she baked for 25 minutes. The full recipe is available at Food Network website.
‘The Pioneer Woman’ recipe receives rave reviews
Drummond’s carrot cake recipe receives mostly positive reviews on the Food Network site. “My favorite carrot cake recipe because it’s so easy,” one reviewer shared. “The cream cheese frosting is the best part!”
Another person exclaimed, “I love this recipe! Virtually perfect in every way!!”
“Delicious and fluffy, my family loved it,” another commenter shared. “I made this the night before and kept it in the fridge overnight, then let it come to room temperature before serving. So good!”
One reviewer commented, “This is the best carrot cake recipe ever! My family LOVES it! We almost always make it in the tube pan, but we’ve also made cupcakes. Either way, it’s delicious!”
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