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chuck e cheese birthday star An easy, moist and delicious carrot cake with cream cheese frosting that will “wow” everyone you know.  This cake is guaranteed to become one of your for all occasions. 

If you have an abundance of carrots in the garden (or in your fridge), and you’re looking for a crazy-good carrot cake recipe to make with them with, look no further…

This is THEE carrot cake to beat all carrot cakes. I mean it!

It might even be just as good as my and believe me, THAT cake is out of this world.

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Now, my banana cake is kind of “crazy” because of the way you bake and cool it, but my carrot cake is just plain crazy-GOOD. It’s rich and dense and super-moist, and everyone goes nuts for it.  And oh man, the cream cheese frosting?  Well, let’s just say it’s “the icing on the (carrot) cake”. Ha!

Recipe for Crazy-Good Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

I had tried dozens of carrot cake recipes over the years, and they were all good, but about 10 years ago, one of my best friends introduced me to this particular recipe.

Friends, I have abandoned all other carrot cake recipes.

There was no turning back after tasting this one. I swear, it’s the world’s best carrot cake. 

Get the printable recipe at the bottom of this post.

How to make this Crazy-Good Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting:ingredients for carrot cake with cream cheese icing

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour (you can swap half out for whole wheat flour if you like)
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs


 

eggs, flour and carrots being mixed for the world's best carrot cake

For the cake:

  1. Stir dry ingredients together and add carrots, oil and eggs.
  2. Beat with electric beaters until well mixed (approx 2 minutes).
  3. Pour into a sprayed 9×13 baking dish, and bake at 325º F for 50-60 minutes.

homemade carrot cake batter

I always check at the 50 minute mark because I like to take it out the instant it’s done. That way, my cake is as moist as can be.

Let cake cool completely before frosting.

For the cream cheese frosting:

To produce an even thicker frosting, use a full brick of cream cheese, and follow the directions.

  • 3 oz cream cheese (half a brick)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups icing sugar (confectioner’s sugar)

easy cream cheese icing for carrot cake or banana cake

  1. Beat cream cheese and butter and vanilla with electric beaters until well-blended.
  2. Gradually add in icing sugar, a half-cup at a time, and beat into cream cheese until smooth and creamy.
  3. Slather that frosting all over your cake, taking it almost to the outside edges of the baking dish.

carrot cake iced with cream cheese frosting

Now, pour yourself a cup of coffee or a nice, cold glass of milk, dig in, and enjoy!

Best Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Mmmm-mmmm!  Carrot and cream cheese perfection!

I think you’ll agree – this is the best homemade carrot cake ever!

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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: cake

Servings: 20 people

Calories: 215 kcal

Author: Happy Hooligans

Ingredients

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)

Instructions

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

Total Fat 5g 8%

Saturated Fat 3g 15%

Cholesterol 43mg 14%

Sodium 239mg 10%

Potassium 92mg 3%

Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%

Sugars 27g

Protein 2g 4%

Vitamin A 67.7%

Vitamin C 1.4%

Calcium 1.8%

Iron 4.5%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Jackie is a mom, wife, home daycare provider, and the creative spirit behind Happy Hooligans. She specializes in kids’ crafts and activities, easy recipes, and parenting. In 1997, Jackie stepped out of the corporate world to start a family and to open her own home daycare. She began blogging in 2011, and today, Happy Hooligans inspires more than 2 million parents, caregivers and Early Years Professionals all over the globe.

 



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