There are a few options when it comes to cake size with this recipe:
With all of these options - you'll want to test your cake to make sure it is done. There are a couple of methods for this. My favorite is to press your finger lightly into the center of the cake. If it bounces back, the cake it done. It if leave and impression - the cake needs to cook longer.
The second option is to insert a toothpick into the center. If it comes out clean, the cake is done.
Every oven is different, so cooking times may be slightly off.
What Can I Add To My Carrot Cake?
- Here I have made a 3 layer cake with a 9 inch cake pans - the cook time for this is 25-30 minutes. Double the frosting recipe for this option - you'll need more frosting for this larger cake.
- Another option is to make a 3 layer cake with 6 inch cake pans. The cook time for these is 45-50 minutes because the cake layers are thicker.
- You could also make the cake in a 9x13 pan. The cook time is 45-50 minutes for this size.
- You could also do cupcakes. Bake them for 13-15 minutes.
I am a purist when it comes to carrot cake. I don't like to add anything else to it, but you totally can! Some additions include:
- chopped walnuts
- shredded coconut