Carrot cake is definitely one of those recipes that will NOT please everyone. Everyone likes it different - nuts or no nuts, pineapple or no pineapple, raisins or no raisins. And that is why everyone should make it the WAY they like it.
To make a 9x13 cake, pour into a greased 9x13 baking dish for 45 minutes. To make a 2 layer cake use 2 9-inch round pans and bake for 35-40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. If using 2 round pans make sure to really grease or use parchment cut in circles so that your cake comes out clean. Invert cakes into a cooling rack.
When cake has cooled frost with cream cheese frosting. If layering and piping frosting you may need 1.5x the frosting.
Note - If you are using 2 round cake pans you may want to do 1.5x of this frosting recipe. I like a LOT of frosting in the middle and on top.
Source: Camden LeeMaster