Carrot Cake Recipe

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This carrot cake recipe is a sure crowd pleaser. The first time I made it for my family, they absolutely flipped over it, all of them asked for a second serving. And I understand why, it is moist and full of flavor.

carrot cake recipe

When you bake this cake, it will fill your house with a heady aroma of spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg.

This recipe is easy to make. The longest amount of time taken will be grating the carrots.

Use a large setting for grating the carrots. Grating it finely will just release the juice and it will affect the cake texture.

Although this carrot cake is good on its own, it is just not complete without the cream cheese frosting. Nuts and raisins are, of course, according to personal taste.

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2 cups (250 g) all purpose flour
2 tsp. (10 g) baking soda
2 tsp. (10 g) baking powder
1/2 tsp. (3 g) salt
3 tsp. (15 g) ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. (2.5 g nutmeg )
4 eggs
1 1/4 (300 ml) cups oil
1 cup (200 g) granulated white sugar (
1 cup (239 g) packed brown sugar
2 tsp. (4 g) vanilla
3 cups (300 g) grated carrots
1 cup nuts (100 g) (pecans or walnuts) optional
1 cup raisins (100 g) (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Prepare two 9” pans or one 12” cake pan or one 9”x 13” sheet pan by lining with parchment or wax paper.
  • Sift together flour,baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl.
  • Whisk together eggs, oil, sugars, and vanilla for about 1 minute.
  • Add the dry ingredients and mix for about 2 minutes more.
  • Fold in grated carrots. Then add nuts and raisins if desired.
  • Pour batter in prepared cake pans and bake for approx. 45 to 50 minutes. The cake is ready when an inserted wooden skewer or cake tester comes out clean or when cake springs back when lightly pressed with a finger.
  • Cool the carrot cake completely. Fill and frost with cream cheese frosting. Decorate with sugar carrots and walnut halves.


Decorate your carrot cake with carrots made out of rolled fondant, marzipan or gum paste. Color the paste orange and green.

Make a ball about 3/4” or 20 mm in diameter.

fondant carrots
fondant carrots

Make a small log by rolling the paste between your hands. Make a cone shape by applying pressure only on one end while rolling.

carrot cake recipe
carrot cake recipe

To make the stalk, get a small ball of green paste and flatten it with finger. Make some slits on the top part with a knife. Pinch together the uncut, bottom part.

fondant carrots
fondant carrots

Poke a hole on the top part of the carrot with a skewer. Moisten the pointed part of the stalk and insert in the hole.

carrot cake recipe
fondant carrots

Using a knife, lightly make random lines on the carrot.

fondant carrots

Place on carrot cake and enjoy!

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