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Kiss My Bundt! (A Carrot Cake Recipe)

carrot cake frosted

My mom used to serve this as a side dish rather than a dessert. That’s why I’ve always found it weird that actual carrot cakes have icing. Mom’s never did.

What she did do was make this cake in a bundt pan. And because I never had one, I didn’t even attempt making this thing. But when my mom replaced her bundt with something new, guess who got the hand-me-down?

That’s right, me. I fished out the recipe and went to work.


  • 2 sticks unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • 2 1/2 grated carrots
  • 1 1/2 cups flourAdd
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg

Cream Cheese Frosting

The last cream cheese frosting recipe you’ll ever need (Slashfood)

  • 8 oz. cold cream cheese
  • 5 tbsp. softened butter
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectionery sugar, added gradually


In a large bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar.

carrot cake beginning

Add all other ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate dough overnight.

carrot cake dough

The next day, pack the dough into the bundt pan (should come about halfway up). Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees.

carrot cake oven

A little bundt in the oven.

Let cool in pan several minutes, then overturn onto a rack to cool completely. Ice with frosting.

Before icing, the way Mom served it.

Before icing, the way Mom served it.