The Famous Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Published: June 1, 2020 Modified: September 8, 2021
The Famous Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

This cake is also perfect as a dessert for dinner guests. Or even for breakfast. What? C’mon it has carrots in it and eggs, too. It is practically healthy for you.

How To Make The Famous Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

The Famous Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is a decadent piece of dessert you'd be craving for days. This beautiful and elegant cake has a moist and fluffy texture with a creamy flavor to boot! Indulge in the cream cheese frosting that harmonizes with the sweet Carrot Cake!

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Total: 1 hr
Serves:
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Ingredients

For the Carrot Cake:

  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2 ½ cups carrots, grated
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 4 eggs, (large)
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

For the Frosting:

  • ¼ cup butter
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a bowl, sift the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon together.

  3. In a separate bowl, cream the sugar and butter until light and fluffy.

  4. Gradually add the eggs, vanilla extract, and vegetable to the bowl.

  5. Gently incorporate the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, pouring them in increments.

  6. Fold in the walnuts.

  7. Pour the mixture into a greased 9×13″ baking pan.

  8. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes.

  9. Let the cake cool as the frosting is being prepared.

  10. In a large bowl, cream together the cream cheese, butter, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar until it is well-incorporated.

  11. Scoop them into a piping bag and begin to frost the cake.

  12. Voila! A decadent Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting!

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