Crunchy Carrot Cake Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Published: March 14, 2020 Modified: September 17, 2020

A moist carrot cake is always a fantastic dessert to prepare and this two-layered cake with homemade icing is no exception. The added pecans give this cake an extra crunch and nutty flavor.

How To Make Crunchy Carrot Cake

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 ¼ cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups carrots (grated, peeled )
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 ½ cups pecans (chopped )
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two round cake pans on the bottom and sides.

  2. Whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl.

  3. In another bowl, whisk the oil, brown and white sugars, and vanilla. Gradually whisk in the eggs. Add the dry ingredients to the bowl gradually.

  4. When the batter is smooth, stir in the carrots, raisins, and 1 cup pecans. Divide the batter equally between the two pans and bake for 40 minutes.

  5. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack.

  6. Beat the cream cheese on medium speed for 1 minute and then beat in the powdered sugar gradually.

  7. Add the whipping cream and beat for 1 more minute. Cover with plastic wrap while the cake cools completely.

  8. Frost the top layer of one of the cakes and place the second cake on top of the frosting.

  9. Frost the sides and top of the now two-layered cake and sprinkle with remaining pecans.

How To Make Crunchy Carrot Cake

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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 1 hr 5 mins
Serves:
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 ¼ cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups carrots, grated, peeled
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 ½ cups pecans, chopped
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two round cake pans on the bottom and sides.

  2. Whisk the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl.

  3. In another bowl, whisk the oil, brown and white sugars, and vanilla. Gradually whisk in the eggs. Add the dry ingredients to the bowl gradually.

  4. When the batter is smooth, stir in the carrots, raisins, and 1 cup pecans. Divide the batter equally between the two pans and bake for 40 minutes.

  5. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack.

  6. Beat the cream cheese on medium speed for 1 minute and then beat in the powdered sugar gradually.

  7. Add the whipping cream and beat for 1 more minute. Cover with plastic wrap while the cake cools completely.

  8. Frost the top layer of one of the cakes and place the second cake on top of the frosting.

  9. Frost the sides and top of the now two-layered cake and sprinkle with remaining pecans.

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