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Carrot Cake frosted and decorated on a cake plate on a wood table

Carrot Cake

  • Author: Confessions of a Baking Queen
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Super Moist Carrot Cake, perfect for a birthday cake!



Carrot Cake

  • 1 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 1/2 TSP Baking Soda
  • 2 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 TSP Salt
  • 1 TSP Cinnamon
  • 1 TSP Cardamom
  • 2 Cup Finely Chopped Carrots
  • 1 Can (567g) Crushed Pineapple
  • 1/2 Cup Shredded Coconut
  • 1 Cup Chopped Pecans
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1 Stick Butter, at room temp
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 Cups Flour

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 2 8oz packages Philadelphia Cream Cheese
  • 10 TBSP Butter, at room temp.
  • 4 TSP Vanilla Extract
  • 2 TBSP Sour Cream
  • 4 Cups Powdered Sugar sifted


Carrot Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease two 9 inch baking pans.
  2. In a large bowl/bowl of an electric mixer combine sugar, baking soda & powder, salt, cinnamon, cardamom, carrot, pineapple, coconut, and pecans. Mix until fully combined.
  3. Add coconut oil, butter, and eggs. Mix to combine.
  4. Add flour by folding it into the wet ingredients.
  5. Pour evenly between two pans and bake for 35-40 minutes. As always check with a toothpick or feel the cake to see if it bounces back. Let cool completely before frosting cake.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. In a bowl of an electric mixer beat cream cheese and butter. Beat for a good 2 minutes.
  2. Add sour cream and vanilla, mix until combined.
  3. Pour in powdered sugar and mix well.
  4. Spread 1 cup of frosting on top of one cake. Place the second cake on top of frosting. Use the rest of frosting to cover the cake. Decorate to your liking. Enjoy!:)


Cream Cheese Frosting recipe from Cook's Illustrated via You Know What You Oughta Do

Keywords: carrot layer cake recipe, birthday cake

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