Ultimate Carrot Cake Recipe

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Floyd Published: November 23, 2020 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Ultimate Carrot Cake

Bake a perfectly flavorful and filling carrot cake for dessert tonight! It’s filled with a delicious cream cheese frosting for extra sweetness.

Preparation: 1 hour
Cooking: 35 minutes
Total: 1 hour 35 minutes



For Ultimate Carrot Cake:

  • 3large eggs
  • ¾cupbuttermilk
  • ¾cupvegetable oil
  • cupssugar
  • 2tspvanilla extract
  • 2tspground cinnamon
  • ¼tspsalt
  • 2cupsflour
  • 2tspbaking soda
  • 3cupscarrotsshredded
  • 8ozcrushed pineapple with juiceundrained

For Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 16ozcream cheese2 packages, softened
  • ½cupunsalted buttersoftened
  • 2cupspowdered sugar
  • 2tspvanilla extract


Ultimate Carrot Cake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Spray two 8-inch cake pans with baking spray.

  3. Sift the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon into a bowl, then set aside.

  4. In a large bowl, mix the eggs, buttermilk, oil, sugar, carrots, pineapple and vanilla.

  5. Whisk in the flour mixture until incorporated.

  6. Pour the batter it into the two cake pans, then bake for 30 to 35 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.

  7. Let the cake cool completely.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. Add the cream cheese and butter to the stand mixer.

  2. Beat at medium speed for 30 seconds until fluffy.

  3. Add in the vanilla and powdered sugar, then beat for 1 to 2 minutes until fluffy.

  4. Start with a cake layer, then add a thin layer of frosting to the bottom.

  5. Pipe ⅓ of the frosting to the perimeter of layer.

  6. Add the next layer of the cake and frost with the remaining frosting.

  7. Serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 622.29kcal
  • Fat: 36.24g
  • Saturated Fat: 13.58g
  • Trans Fat: 0.42g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 15.85g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.60g
  • Carbohydrates: 69.14g
  • Fiber: 1.91g
  • Sugar: 50.06g
  • Protein: 6.95g
  • Cholesterol: 109.03mg
  • Sodium: 466.53mg
  • Calcium: 84.70mg
  • Potassium: 240.15mg
  • Iron: 0.82mg
  • Vitamin A: 480.49µg
  • Vitamin C: 11.00mg
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