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Best Carrot Cake Ever!!!

A Slice of Heaven: The Ultimate Carrot Cake Picture a moist, flavorful carrot cake crowned with luscious cream cheese frosting, sprinkled with chopped nuts and a hint of cinnamon. Best Carrot Cake Ever is an exquisite treat that captures the essence of classic baking at its finest. This recipe promises a slice of heaven, featuring a rich, spiced carrot cake that’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and impress even the most discerning dessert enthusiasts.

Homemade Perfection

The star of this cake is the homemade cream cheese frosting that envelops the layers of carrot goodness, creating a harmonious blend of flavors.

Baking Brilliance

This recipe guides you through every step, ensuring your carrot cake turns out perfect, whether it’s your first time or your hundredth time baking it.

Substitutions and Variations:

Customize your Best Carrot Cake Ever with these variations:

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  1. Nutty Delight: Add chopped pecans or walnuts to the cake batter for extra crunch and flavor.
  2. Raisin Rendezvous: Fold raisins or golden raisins into the batter for a fruity twist.
  3. Spice Sensation: Enhance the cake’s spiciness by adding a pinch of ground nutmeg or cloves.


Now that you’ve uncovered the secret to the Best Carrot Cake Ever, it’s time to indulge in the irresistible flavors of a classic carrot cake topped with creamy goodness. Share it with friends and family, serve it on special occasions, or simply enjoy it as a delectable treat anytime. Don’t forget to leave a review and share your favorite carrot cake toppings with us. Happy baking!

Tips or Notes:

  • Grate the carrots finely for a smoother texture in the cake.
  • Use a block of cream cheese for the frosting, not the spreadable kind, for the best consistency.
  • Allow the cake to cool completely before frosting it to prevent the frosting from melting.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this cake in advance?

Yes, you can make the cake in advance and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days before serving.

Can I use pre-shredded carrots?

While pre-shredded carrots are convenient, it’s best to shred them yourself for a fresher texture.

Best Carrot Cake Ever!!!

Best Carrot Cake Ever!!!

Recipe by Alexandra
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Course: All Word Recipes


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  • For the Carrot Cake:
  • 2 cups 2 (240g) all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups 2 (400g) granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon 1 baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 salt

  • 1 teaspoon 1 ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 ground nutmeg (optional)

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (120ml) vegetable oil

  • 3 large 3 eggs

  • 2 teaspoons 2 pure vanilla extract

  • 2 cups 2 (240g) grated carrots (about 4-5 medium carrots)

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (120ml) unsweetened applesauce

  • For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 8 ounces 8 (225g) cream cheese, softened

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (1 stick/113g) unsalted butter, softened

  • 4 cups 4 (480g) powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon 1 pure vanilla extract

  • Chopped nuts (e.g., walnuts or pecans) for garnish (optional)


  • For the Carrot Cake:
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch (23cm) round cake pans.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon, and ground nutmeg (if using).
  • In a separate bowl, combine the vegetable oil, eggs, and pure vanilla extract. Mix well.
  • Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until the batter is well combined.
  • Fold in the grated carrots and unsweetened applesauce, mixing until the carrots are evenly distributed.
  • Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean.
  • Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for about 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • In a mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese and unsalted butter until creamy and well combined.
  • Gradually add the powdered sugar and pure vanilla extract, beating until the frosting is smooth and fluffy.
  • To Assemble:
  • Once the cakes are completely cool, place one cake layer on a serving platter.
  • Spread a layer of cream cheese frosting over the top of the first cake layer.
  • Carefully place the second cake layer on top and frost the top and sides of the entire cake.
  • Garnish the cake with chopped nuts if desired.
  • Slice and serve your Best Carrot Cake Ever, savoring the delightful combination of moist cake and creamy frosting!

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