Easy Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

8.4.15 | Recipe by Renz
I am going to announce now that I am not a fan of sweet desserts. So it surprised me just how much I love making and eating this carrot cake and its cream cheese frosting.

Easy Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

I may eat 3 spoons of ice cream here and a bite size snicker bar there, but I do not indulge in long periods of sweetness. I would normally buy a slice of tres leches and it would last me a week simply because I take three bites a day.

Easy Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

What I love about this carrot cake is that it is not sweet, it is not extremely thick and it is moist and tasty.

Easy Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

The addition of walnuts is another plus. It brings a great texture to the cake.

I know we usually see carrot cakes being thick and multiple layers but again with my half sweet tooth I always make this a "shorter" cake. I usually get two cakes and it does not last. In fact with  this baking the first cake was 3/4 way done before the second cake was done baking.

Easy Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

The best part of this cake is that it is extremely easy to make and it comes out so great people would think you are a professional.

Let us not discuss my frosting skills. Ha. Surely that was the most frustrating part of the process for me. Trying to have a perfectly frosted cake, while also trying not to lick the edges of your knife is a hard process. And it requires way more patience than I would ever have. I officially give much respect to professional bakers and frosters... including my mom.

And I stopped worrying about the cake being perfectly frosted but instead decided to dive in and grab a slice.


Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

by HomeMadeZagat
Keywords: bake dessert cake
Ingredients (Serves 8)
    For Cake
      • 2 cups flour
      • 2 tsp baking powder
      • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
      • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
      • 2 cups granulated sugar
      • 1 cup vegetable oil
      • 4 eggs
      • 2 cups grated carrots
      • 8 oz crushed pineapple (drained)
      • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
      • 1/4 cup chopped raisins
    For Frosting
      • 4 oz butter
      • 8 oz cream cheese
      • 3 1/2 cup icing sugar
      • 2 tsp vanilla extract
    For Cake
    Preheat oven to 350F
    Sift flour, baking powder, cinnamon and baking soda
    Add sugar, oil and incorporate into mixture (It would be a little firmer than expected)
    Add your eggs one at a time beating well between
    Add pineapple, walnuts and carrots. Mix in (be careful not to over mix)
    Pour into greased and floured 9" pan (round)
    Bake for 40 - 45 mins. Or until top springs back
    Cool cake completely

    For Frosting
    Combine all ingredients
    Mix well
    Frost cooled cake.
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    1. This sounds fairly simple to "throw" together and looks absolutely delicious!

      1. HI Nicole. It was very simple. The hardest part was grating the carrots because I absent mindedly bought whole ones.... lol

      2. I always grate my carrots, I grate them fine, I would never buy shredded carrots.

    2. This looks delish and your photos are stunning!

      Thanks for sharing.

      ~Heather @ My Overflowing Cup

      1. Thanks for the compliment Heather!! Even my picky co worker loved the cake... lol..

    3. Your Carrot Cake looks awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week.
      Come Back Soon!
      Miz Helen

      1. HI Miz, Thanks for hosting!!! Have a great weekend!!

    4. Thank you for sharing this delicious Carrot Cake recipe with Foodie Friends Friday party this week. We've pinned and will share this weekend. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

      A FFF co-host,
      Joanne/WineLady Cooks

    5. This looks tasty! I love carrot cake...

      1. This was the best. It was so easy and tasty and the frosting.. yummm


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