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Best Carrot Cake Recipe From Scratch

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Best Ever Carrot Cake Recipe From Scratch – this Moist Carrot Cake with cream cheese frosting requires 1lb of carrots, its like eating vitamins in a cake form.

Best homemade carrot cake recipe – tastes so yummy and so much better than store bought carrot cakes.

A close up picture of a sliced carrot cake .

Carrot Cake Recipe Notes

Have eggs and cream cheese room temperature before baking carrot cake.

Use 9 by 2 inches round cake pan.  If using smaller baking pan, bake cake a little longer until toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle of the cake.

For best result, wait at least 2 hours – best over night before serving carrot cake.

Place leftovers in airtight container inside the fridge for up to 3 days.

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Step by step instructions with pictures of how to make carrot cake from scratch.

How to Make a Carrot Cake from Scratch:

1. First lets preheat the oven to 400F. Using butter grease 9 by 2 inches round cake pan. Place a cut out parchment paper and place it on the bottom of the pan.

2. Next, sift flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt all at once into the bowl then set aside.

3-4. Now, using mixer with paddle attachment beat eggs, sugar and oil on medium heat for about 2 minutes then add vanilla.

5.  After, add flour mixture one cup at a time then mix it on low.

6-7. In a big bowl combine carrots, walnuts, raisins and 1 tbsp of flour and give it a mix using big spoon. Then stir it into the batter, mix until combined.

8. Place the batter into the baking pan. Smooth the top with a spoon and bake for 10 minutes at 400F after 10 minutes lower the heat to 350F and bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Let it cool for 15 minutes.

A hand spreading cream cheese frosting over the cake layer.How to make Cream Cheese Frosting:

Using a mixer with a paddle attachment beat cream cheese & confectioners sugar.

Chopped walnuts added to the cake top over cream cheese frosting .

Finally, cut cake in half and spread the cream cheese frosting over two layers. Garnish with roasted chopped walnuts.

A close up picture of a moist carrot cake recipe.
Cut a slice and enjoy!

Q. – Do YOU like this Moist Carrot Cake Recipe?

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Walnut Carrot Cake Recipe From Scratch

Delicious Walnut Carrot Cake Recipe From Scratch with raisins and cream cheese frosting.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Cake Recipe, Dessert, Holiday Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake
Servings: 6 -8
Author: Love Keil

Ingredients

Ingredients for Moist Carrot Cake

  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup grape seed oil
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour plus 1 tbsp
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lb carrots grated
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts PLUS more for garnish roasted

Ingredients for Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 16 oz cream cheese about 2 packets (room temperature)
  • 2 cups confectioners sugar

Instructions

  • First lets preheat the oven to 400F. Using butter grease 9 by 2 inches round cake pan. Place a cut out parchment paper and place it on the bottom of the pan.
  • Sift flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt all at once into the bowl then set aside.
  • Using mixer with paddle attachment beat eggs, sugar and oil on medium heat for about 2 minutes then add vanilla.
  • Add flour mixture one cup at a time then mix it on low.
  • In a big bowl combine carrots, walnuts, raisins and 1 tbsp of flour and give it a mix using big spoon. Then stir it into the batter, mix until combined.
  • Place the batter into the baking pan. Smooth the top with a spoon and bake for 10 mintes at 400F after 10 minutes lower the heat to 350F and bake for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let it cool for 15 minutes. Cut in half and spread the cream cheese frosting over two layers.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Using a mixer with a paddle attachment beat cream cheese & confectioners sugar for 2 minutes.

Notes

Have eggs and cream cheese room temperature before baking carrot cake.
Use 9 by 2 inches round cake pan.  If using smaller baking pan, bake cake a little longer until toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle of the cake.
For best result, wait at least 2 hours - best over night before serving carrot cake.
Place leftovers in airtight container inside the fridge for up to 3 days. 
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Best Carrot Cake Recipe From Scratch - a cut open carrot cake on a cake stand. Another slice on a plate next to the carrot cake.

This Moist Carrot Cake with Walnuts and Raisins can make a perfect dessert for upcoming holidays like Thanksgiving or Christmas.

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10 thoughts on “Best Carrot Cake Recipe From Scratch

  1. 5 stars
    I made your recipe for a gathering the other day and everyone kept asking for the recipe. It was totally a hit!

  2. 5 stars
    This really is the best carrot cake recipe!! That gorgeous color, so moist! Print off extra copies of the recipe because everyone will want one!

  3. Wow! This is mouthwatering amazing! I would love for you to share this at my party Making Memories Mondays that is going on now! Hope to see you there! 🙂
    Cathy

    1. Thank you Cathy! I would be happy to share this recipe at your Making Memories Mondays party! Thank you for inviting!

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