Scott’s Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Carrot cake can be a tough one to master but with this recipe, we promise you will end up with a moist, creamy slice of cake. A generous layer of cream cheese frosting and we’re sure this will become a summertime favorite.

Scott’s Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

How To Make Scott's Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

No one can resist that creamy frosting on top of a moist carrot cake.

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 55 mins
Total: 1 hr 10 mins


  • cups white rice flour, brown rice flour may be substituted
  • 2 tsp wheat-free baking powder
  • tsp baking soda
  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon, (or more to taste)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup pecans, toasted, finely chopped
  • 8 oz pineapple, (1 can), crushed and drained
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • cups vegetable oil
  • 2 cups carrots, grated

For Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract


  1. Whisk together all the dry ingredients. Set aside.
  2. Next, combine the oil, sugar, and eggs then gradually add the dry ingredients, followed by carrots, pineapple, and nuts.
  3. Pour into well-greased, 9-inch round cake pans.
  4. Bake under 350 degrees F for approximately 55 minutes or until the cake tester comes out with slightly moist crumbs attached to it. Cool.

For the frosting:

  1. Beat the butter and cream cheese together until smooth.
  2. Add in the vanilla until well mixed.
  3. Gradually add the confectioner's sugar until it is all incorporated.
  4. Add the frosting all over the cake then serve. Enjoy!


  • Sugar: 85g
  • :
  • Calcium: 86mg
  • Calories: 749kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 119g
  • Cholesterol: 141mg
  • Fat: 29g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g
  • Potassium: 269mg
  • Protein: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 14g
  • Sodium: 642mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 6226IU
  • Vitamin C: 16mg
Nutrition Disclaimer

Frequently Asked Questions

My cake isn’t smooth or moist, what am I doing wrong?

One of the biggest faux pas in making a carrot cake is grating your carrots too thick. While carrots are a large part of a carrot cake, you should be able to automatically detect them. Make sure you use the smallest setting on your grater for fine, thin strips of carrot. This will help you achieve a smooth, moist carrot cake.

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Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting is a classic that many of us can't say no to! Now you can make it in the comfort of your very own home with just a few simple ingredients.
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