This classic Carrot Cake is one you'll want to add to your recipe collection! A moist and delicious cake paired with a not-too-sweet cream cheese frosting. | livforcake.com
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Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This classic Carrot Cake recipe is one you'll want to add to your collection! A moist and delicious cake paired with a not-too-sweet cream cheese frosting.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Cake
Keyword carrot cake
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 55 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 572kcal
Author Olivia

Ingredients

Carrot Cake:

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 6 oz cream cheese full fat, room temperature
  • 3 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Assembly:

  • edible flowers optional

Instructions

Carrot Cake:

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour three 6" cake rounds, line with parchment.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices, and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer combine vegetable oil and sugars. Beat until well combined (2 mins). Add eggs one at a time, fully incorporating after each addition. Add vanilla.
  • Add flour mixture in 3 parts. Fold in carrots.
  • Spread batter evenly into prepared pans and bake for 55mins or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Place cakes on wire rack to cool for 10mins then turn out onto wire rack to cool completely.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • Beat butter and cream cheese until pale and fluffy (2 mins). Add powdered sugar one cup at a time. Add vanilla and beat until fluffy (3 mins).

Assembly:

  • Place one layer of cake on a cake stand or serving plate. Top with approximately 2/3 cup of buttercream and spread evenly. Repeat with remaining layers. Frost and smooth the outside with a thin crumb coat.
  • Decorate the top with a swirl and some edible flowers if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 572kcal | Carbohydrates: 85g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 118mg | Sodium: 272mg | Potassium: 280mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 66g | Vitamin A: 122% | Vitamin C: 2.3% | Calcium: 9.6% | Iron: 9.2%