By Ashley Kappel and Ashley Kappel
Updated April 13, 2016
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Craving a rare sweet, Chrissy Teigen googled "best carrot cake recipe", found our recipe, and had to make Best Carrot Cake (yes, that's the name--and for good reason!) right then.

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This was pretty much the trifecta of perfection for MyRecipes: a woman we love, a review that made us laugh out loud (what WERE they looking for?), and a dessert that makes everyone happy. Plus, "not a great photo"? Hardly. Layer cakes are hard to photograph (especially when licking your fingers. What, just us?), and her photo makes us want to snag a slice right this minute.

Best-Ever Carrot Cake

The Southern Living recipe has long been a favorite, boasting over 200 five-star reviews on our site. Check out a few of our favorite raves.

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Chrissy did a great job of explaining the reasons why the cake is amazing: the sweet buttermilk drizzle, the moist layers, and the "cream cheese goodness." Once we got over her caption, we had to share a few of the fun comments from her followers.

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We LOVE that you make your own birthday cake. And we now want to be invited to your party.

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If carrot cake dates are a thing, we totally want in next time. We'll even bring the carrot cake.

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Our spirit animal is cream cheese frosting, but tomato, tomahto.

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Our face is safe! No raisins in this cake. Raisins are a divisive addition, adding tiny chewy bombs to the texture. We stuck with coconut, pineapple, and pecans.

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We named it that way for a reason! No need to dance around this issue. It's pretty much the only carrot cake you'll ever need. Or cake, for that matter.

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That's because it is. You mom's secret ingredient that she never shared was the buttermilk glaze drizzle. And boy does it make a huge difference!

Make it yourself today.