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Moist Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

The best, classic, spiced soft, moist, quick and easy carrot cake recipe, homemade from scratch with simple ingredients. Covered in cream cheese frosting!

After countless trial and errors, I have the perfect Easter cake to share with all of you. It’s packed with wonderful spices like nutmeg and cinnamon.

I am not too fond of cloves and omit that but if you like that, feel free to add some in this recipe.

This SIMPLE carrot cake recipe is made with BASIC ingredients that I bet you already have in your kitchen pantry.

Carrot Cake

People have strong feelings about the use of pineapples and nuts in this cake.

Some people love them and some hate them.

Based on my research, carrot cake with pineapple and nuts, especially walnuts is the CLASSIC version. 

Best Homemade Carrot Cake Recipe

I know this cake is usually considered to be an Easter cake or Easter dessert but honestly, it can be enjoyed throughout the year at birthday parties, anniversaries, weddings and other celebrations.

I combined 3 family recipes to come up with this TRADITIONAL carrot cake with cream cheese frosting recipe.

It even got the seal of approval from my Mom and Grandma, who are both excellent bakers.

Easy Carrot Cake

Tips and Techniques

  • Don’t replace granulated sugar with brown sugar.
  • Both, baking powder and baking soda, are used in this easy carrot cake recipe. Do not omit one with the other.
  • Make sure your oven is calibrated properly so that the cake bakes evenly at the proper temperature.
  • Recipe can easily be doubled to make a layer cake. 
  • Don’t use small eggs in this recipe. It didn’t give the same results. Large eggs must be used.
  • If you add 1 tsp orange extract, it will add an incredible fruity flavor to this cake.

Moist Carrot Cake Recipe

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Well, that’s all for today.

Until next time, tata my lovelies!

Easy Homemade Carrot Cake Recipe
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Moist Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 
This spiced soft and moist carrot cake recipe from scratch with cream cheese frosting is easy to make with simple ingredients. Perfect Easter dessert.
Servings: 9 slices
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best, easy, from scratch, homemade
Calories: 632 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Eggs Large
  • 3/4 cup Oil
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1.5 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg powder
  • 1/4 tsp Ginger powder
  • 1.5 cups Carrots Shredded
  • 1/4 cup Walnuts Finely chopped, Coated in flour to prevent sinking
  • 2 cups Cream cheese frosting

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add eggs, oil, vanilla extract, sugar and mix until smooth. Keep aside.

  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger.

  3. Dump this dry mixture into the wet mixture, along with the carrots and mix until just combined. 

  4. Fold in walnuts.

  5. Pour batter in a greased/ floured round cake pan (Dimensions: 9x2). 

  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until an inserted toothpick in the center comes out clean. 

  7. Allow the cake to cool down completely. 

  8. Then, ice it in cream cheese frosting.

  9. Decorate, using the round tip and star tip.

  10. Sprinkle chopped walnuts along the bottom of the cake. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Read all my tips above. 
  • Leftovers can be stored in a covered container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Nutrition Facts
Moist Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 632 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 314mg 13%
Potassium 200mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 92g 31%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 71g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 72.3%
Vitamin C 1.5%
Calcium 4.8%
Iron 8.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

61 comments on “Moist Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting”

  1. Hey ! i am french and I would like to make this gorgeous cake but you didn’t tell buttercream recipe (steps and ingredients) you used… Can you send it to me pleaaase ? Thank you very much ! I love what you do, just go on ! 🙂

  2. Could I substitute the olive oil for coconut oil?

    • I haven’t tried coconut oil but I have made this cake with canola oil and sunflower oil. Those worked perfectly.

      I think coconut oil might make this cake a little dense and change the flavor a little. But, if you end up using coconut oil, let me know how it goes 🙂

  3. hello abeer,my name is anne and i live in australia.i came from new zealand in 1984 as i dont like the cold.i have to say that your carrot cake is the prettiest iced cake i have ever seen and im 69.my grandmother learned cake icing way back,but she couldnt do anything like that.i worke in catering in sydney in the 80s too and i still didnt see anything as pretty.good enough for a wedding.

    • Thank you sooooooo much for your kind words Anne! Your comment just brought a HUGE smile to my face! I love cake decorating and it’s a hobby that I just can’t get enough of. It’s just so much and I am learning something new everyday 😀

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