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Crazy-Good Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Looking for the best carrot cake recipe? Your search is over. You won't find a better carrot cake with cream cheese icing than this one.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Carrot Cake, Cream Cheese Frosting, Cream Cheese Icing, Fresh Carrots
Servings: 20 people
Calories: 215kcal
Author: Happy Hooligans


Cake Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour (can substitute 1 cup of the AP flour with 1 cup whole wheat flour)
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp EACH baking powder & baking soda
  • 1 tsp EACH salt & cinnamon
  • 3 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs

Icing Ingredients

  • 3 oz cream cheese (half-brick)
  • 1/4 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups icing sugar (confectioners/powdered sugar)


To make your Cake:

  • Pre-heat oven to 325ºF
  • Stir together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. 
  • Add carrots, eggs and oil
  • Beat on high with electric beaters, for 2 minutes.
  • Pour into sprayed 9x13 baking dish or cake pan
  • Bake at 325ºF for 50-60 minutes (check for doneness at 50 mins)
  • Let cake cool before icing.

To make your icing:

  • Beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla with electric beaters until well-blended.
  • Gradually add icing sugar 1/2 cup at a time, and beat until smooth and creamy.
  • Slather frosting on top of cooled cake.


Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 239mg | Potassium: 92mg | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 3385IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.8mg