Real Simple Food Cooking Tips & Techniques Baking The Best Carrot Cake Recipe of All Time The Best Carrot Cake Recipe of All Time Nutty? Spicy? That’s the stuff. Check out this amazing carrot cake from SouthernLiving.com. By Real SimpleUpdated September 23, 2016 Advertisement Save FB Tweet ellipsis More Pinterest Mail Email iphone Send Text Message Print The secret ingredient in this luscious dessert: buttermilk glaze. Drizzle it over the cake’s three layers while they are still warm from the oven. Get the recipe.For more sweet treats, see our favorite layer cake recipes.