Classic Carrot Cake Delight

Indulge in the timeless appeal of a moist and flavorful carrot cake, adorned with creamy frosting and a sprinkle of nuts. This classic dessert is the perfect balance of sweetness and spice, making it a favorite for any occasion.


For the Carrot Cake:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups grated carrots (about 3-4 medium carrots)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans or line them with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the grated carrots, granulated sugar, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract. Mix well until thoroughly combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Be careful not to overmix. If using nuts, fold them into the batter at this stage.
  5. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans, spreading it out evenly with a spatula.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Remove the cakes from the oven and allow them to cool in the pans for 10 minutes. Then, transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. While the cakes are cooling, prepare the cream cheese frosting:
  9. In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese and butter until smooth and creamy.
  10. Add the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until the desired sweetness and consistency are reached.
  11. Mix in the vanilla extract until well combined.
  12. Once the cakes are completely cooled, place one layer on a serving plate or cake stand. Spread a layer of cream cheese frosting evenly over the top.
  13. Carefully place the second cake layer on top and frost the top and sides of the cake with the remaining cream cheese frosting.
  14. Optionally, decorate the top of the cake with additional chopped nuts or shredded carrots.
  15. Slice and serve this delightful carrot cake to enjoy its moist crumb and creamy frosting. It’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any gathering or celebration!

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