Homemade Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

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Homemade Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting. Best recipe for a yummy carrot cake.

 

Homemade Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients

CARROT CAKE:

  • cups all-purpose flour sifted
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1⅛ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light or dark brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12.5 oz. grated fresh carrots about 6 medium carrots
  • 1 cup pecans or walnuts coarsely chopped

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:

  • 16 oz. cream cheese room temperature
  • 2 sticks of butter room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

CARROT CAKE:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Grease and flour two 9″ cake pans.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugars, cinnamon, salt, baking powder and baking soda, nutmeg and cloves. Set aside.
  4. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, vanilla extract and vegetable oil.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir them together using a spatula until combined. Stir in the carrots and chopped pecans.
  6. Pour into the two 9″ cake pans and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and let slightly cool and place each layer on top of the other. Cool then frost. Frost each layer or just the top layer.

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:

  1. Beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla extract together until they are fully incorporated.
  2. Add the powdered sugar and mix until it is smooth and creamy.
  3. Frost the top of the cake.

 

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