I liked Paula Deen s Red Velvet cake. I like any recipe that doesnt need a stand mixer, more than one bowl to wash and doesnt need whipping eggs or butter to thaw waiting time. I like from-scratch recipes that are as easy as a box cake.
Paula Deen s carrot cake meets all that. No butter. Just one bowl. No brown sugar. And sufficiently moist and not too sweet. The lack of brown sugar doesnt make it dark brown or too sweet and sticky. It feels just right.
I am not personally fond of carrot sweets- gajjar ka halwa or carrot burfi or carrot cake. Also I dont know whats the “perfect” carrot cake so I cant endorse this as a mindblowing recipe. But it is as as easy as.a box and good enough to get finished in a day.