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Best Carrot Cake Recipe
Crazy-Good Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

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.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Carrot Cake, Cream Cheese Frosting, Cream Cheese Icing, Fresh Carrots
Servings: 20 people
Calories: 215 kcal
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:
  1. Pre-heat oven to 325ºF
  2. Stir together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. 

  3. Add carrots, eggs and oil

  4. Beat on high with electric beaters, for 2 minutes.

  5. Pour into sprayed 9x13 baking dish or cake pan

  6. Bake at 325ºF for 50-60 minutes (check for doneness at 50 mins)

  7. Let cake cool before icing.
To make your icing:
  1. Beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla with electric beaters until well-blended.
  2. Gradually add icing sugar 1/2 cup at a time, and beat until smooth and creamy.
  3. Slather frosting on top of cooled cake.

Nutrition Facts
Crazy-Good Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 215 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 239mg10%
Potassium 92mg3%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 3385IU68%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.