Chef Lou's Easy Carrot Cake

Chef Lou Aaron demonstrates his oft-requested carrot cake recipe on the Saturday Morning News.

Chef Lou’s Easy Carrot Cake


2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda 
½ teaspoon salt 
2 teaspoons cinnamon        
1 cup sugar         
½ cup honey        
1 cup grapeseed oil       
1 cup buttermilk        
3 eggs
3 cups grated raw carrots
1 cup walnuts, chopped     
2 teaspoons vanilla extract       


Combine first four ingredients in a mixing bowl. Set aside. 

Combine sugar, honey, oil, buttermilk, and eggs in a large mixing bowl; beat for 1 minute. 

Add dry ingredients; mix in well. 

Fold in carrots, walnuts, and vanilla. 

Spoon batter into two greased 10-inch round cake pans. 

Bake at 325 degrees for 40-45 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. 

Cool 10 minutes. Take cakes out of pans and place them on a platter. 

Pour honey buttermilk glaze (see recipe below) over the cakes.

Honey Buttermilk Glaze

1 cup sugar
½ cup butter
½ cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Bring first five ingredients to a boil in a saucepan, stirring constantly. 

Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and cool slightly.

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