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Carrot cake

  • Total Time: 1 hour


  • 1 cup of vegetable (or canola) oil
  • 1 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour, without baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon OF ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • A pinch of ground cloves
  • 2 1/2 cups of grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 2 packages of cream cheese, 8 oz (226 grams each)
  • 125 grams (4.4 oz) of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 4 cups of powdered sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Butter 2 molds of 22 cm, also ideally place parchment paper in the bottom of each mold.
  3. In a bowl, mix the oil with the brown sugar, beat until an homogeneous mix is achieved. Add the eggs one by one, as well as the vanilla extract. Beat for about 2 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in another bowl, mix the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, nutmeg, and cloves.
  5. Add to the above mixture slowly and at a medium speed. Beat until everything gets well combined.
  6. Then add the grated carrot, mixing only with a spoon. If you like you can also add chopped nuts or raisins, but this is entirely optional.
  7. Divide the mixture into two equal portions, and place them into each mold.
  8. Bake for about 30 minutes.
  9. Meanwhile, prepare the frosting by mixing well all the following ingredients: cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and powdered sugar. Refrigerate.
  10. Once the cake bases are ready and cooled down, place one of them at the base, and on top of it add a generous portion of frosting. Place the other cake on top, and then finally cover the entire cake with frosting.
  11. The decoration is to your liking. In my case, I put some small chocolate eggs.
  12. You can also stick ground walnuts on the sides of the cake.
  13. Ideally, let the cake stand for a while before serving.
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins