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Learn how to make an easy carrot cake recipe which is moist with a creamy cream cheese frosting. This yummy carrot cake is the Best Carrot Cake Recipe

The Best Carrot Cake Recipe

Author: Alisha R
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: birthday cake, carrot birthday cake recipe, carrot cake recipe, carrot cake with frosting, the best carrot cake recipe
Prep Time: 40 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Calories: 405kcal
This is the Best Carrot Cake Recipe as it is simple and moist. The cream cheese frosting recipe is smooth and goes really well with the yummy carrot cake


For the cake:

  • 2 eggs
  • 200 grams castor sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 200 ml oil (any unflavored oil)
  • 200 grams all-purpose flour
  • ¾ tsp spice powder (recipe in the post above)
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • 65 ml milk
  • 200 grams carrots, grated
  • 100 grams walnuts, chopped

For the Frosting:

  • 140 grams cream cheese
  • 90 grams salted butter
  • 470 grams superfine icing sugar

For decorating (optional):

  • 100 grams fondant or sugar paste
  • Few drops Orange food coloring 
  • Few drops Green food coloring


For the cake:

  • In a bowl, combine the flour, spice powder and baking powder. Then, mix well and set aside
  • In another bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, and oil together. Thus, this mixture should turn light & fluffy. Next, add the vanilla essence and beat well. Add in the flour and mix well. Next, add the milk and mix well. As a result, at this stage, the batter shouldn't have lumps
  • To this, add the carrots and walnuts. Thus, mix well and pour in a 6-inch baking dish
  • In conclusion, bake in a preheated oven at 170 degrees C for 40 to 50 mins. Or until an inserted skewer comes out clean. Once baked, let it come to room temperature before being frosted 

For the frosting:

  • Firstly, make sure the ingredients are at room temperature. Now, beat the butter and cream cheese together
  • Next, add the icing sugar a little at a time. Add all of it and beat well making sure the ingredients are well combined. As a result, the mixture should feel creamy and fluffy
  • Then, cut layers of the carrot cake and spread the cream cheese frosting between each layer. Then, cover the cake all around with a lot of cream cheese frosting. However, I like the naked cake look . Therefore, I add less to the sides of the cake
  • Next, color some of the fondant green, and some orange. To garnish, make carrot shapes using fondant just like shown in the video below. In conclusion, place them all around the cake and serve

Recipe Video

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Nutrition Information
Serving: 100g | Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 51.96g | Protein: 3.24g | Fat: 21.49g | Saturated Fat: 6.151g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9.169g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4.933g | Trans Fat: 0.059g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 41.7g | Vitamin A: 2054IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.47mg

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