Amazing and Classic Carrot Cake Recipe

Just whipped up the most heavenly Amazing and Classic Carrot Cake Recipe in the history of the world! Covered with one of the most exquisite cream cheese a frosting EVER and is moist and fluffy. As we create this masterpiece jointly in the kitchen while passing the love towards your family and friends, please join me.

Carrot Confection Perfection
Carrot Confection Perfection


For the Cake:

  • 3 eight-inch pans, buttered and optionally lined with parchment paper
  • 1 pound of finely shredded carrots
  • 300 grams (2.5 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 5 teaspoons salt
  • Generous 0.5 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 25 teaspoon ginger
  • 5 teaspoon cardamom
  • 5 teaspoon all-spice
  • 180 mL (3/4 cup) sour cream or plain, full-fat yogurt
  • 180 mL (3/4 cup) vegetable oil
  • 5 cup apple sauce
  • 1 and 2/3 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 large egg

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • (1.5 cups) 3 sticks normal temperature butter
  • Cream Cheese 16 ounces  (2 blocks), normal temperature
  • 75 pounds confectioners’ sugar
  • 1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For the Buttercream Carrots:

  • 113 grams (1/2 cup) butter
  • Confectioners’ sugar (approximately 2 cups)
  • Orange and green food coloring
Divine Carrot Delight
Divine Carrot Delight


Prepping the Pans:

  • Butter the pans and optionally line with parchment paper.
  • Shred one pound of carrots finely.

Amazing and Classic Carrot Cake Recipe

Dry Ingredients

Wet Ingredients

Take a (Bowl) In a separate (Bowl)
Sift together Mix together
300g (Flour) 180mL (Sour Cream)
2 tsp (Baking Soda) 180mL (Vegetable Oil)
2 tsp (Baking Powder) 0.5 cup Apple Sauce)
1.5 tsp (Salt) 1.67 (Cups Sugar)
0.5 tsp (Cinnamon) 2 tsp (Vanilla Extract)
0.25 tsp (Ginger) 3 (Eggs)
0.5 tsp (Cardamom) Whisk until Mixed.
0.5 tsp (All Spice)  
(Whisk) to distribute.  

Assembling the Batter:

  • Add wet ingredients to dry, mixing until almost combined.
  • Toss 1 cup of toasted, chopped pecans in flour and fold into the batter along with shredded carrots.
Heavenly Carrot Creation
Heavenly Carrot Creation


Separate batter into (Pans) and (Bake) for approximately 40 minutes 350°F (177°C).

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • Cream together 3 sticks of butter and 16 ounces of cream cheese.
  • Gradually add 1.75 pounds of confectioners’ sugar and 1-2 tsp vanilla extract. Mix until smooth.

Buttercream Carrots:

  • Cream together 113g butter and confectioners’ sugar until a stiff paste is formed.
  • Separate into two batches, dye one batch orange and the other green.


  • Once cakes are cooled, frost with cream cheese frosting.
  • Add a skirt of toasted, chopped pecans to the bottom.
  • Pipe buttercream carrots of varying heights and distances using orange and green buttercream.


Moist, fluffy, and perfectly spiced – topped with the dreamiest cream cheese frosting. Those (Butter Cream) (Carrots) are (Pure Magic). Swipe left for the step-by-step journey from prep to perfection. Who else loves a best (Carrot Cake)?

Timeless Carrot Euphoria
Timeless Carrot Euphoria

Pros and Cons of the Carrot Cake Recipe


Delicious Flavor Profile:

The carrot cake is described as moist, fluffy, perfectly spiced, and covered in the best cream cheese frosting.

Detailed Instructions:

The recipe provides step-by-step instructions, making it accessible even for amateur bakers.

Flexible Ingredient Substitution:

Offers alternatives, like using yogurt instead of sour cream, providing flexibility based on ingredient availability.

Incorporation of Nuts:

The addition of toasted, chopped pecans adds crunch and flavor contrast to the cake.

Decorative Appeal:

The decorative buttercream carrots and pecan skirt enhance the visual appeal of the cake, making it suitable for special occasions.

Informative Tips:

Includes useful tips, such as using parchment paper rounds and cake strips for optimal baking results.

Informal and Engaging Tone:

The recipe is presented in a conversational and engaging manner, making it enjoyable to follow.



The detailed nature of the recipe, including steps like shredding carrots and preparing buttercream decorations, makes it time-intensive.

Ingredient Quantity:

The recipe yields a large cake, potentially more than needed for smaller gatherings, leading to leftovers.

Complexity for Beginners:

The use of specific tools like a food processor and various measuring devices may pose a challenge for beginners.

Preference-Based Sugar Content:

The amount of sugar in the frosting may be considered excessive for those who prefer less sweetness.

Equipment Requirements:

The recommendation for a turntable for cake decorating might be an additional expense for those who do not already own one.


Can I use (Yogurt) instead of (Sour Cream) in recipe?

Absolutely! Use plain, full-fat (Yogurt) in place of the (Sour Cream). The (Tanginess) of (Yogurt) works well in enhancing the flavor.

Is it necessary to use cake strips for baking the carrot cake layers?

While not mandatory, using cake strips can help achieve evenly baked and flat cake layers. Without them, your cakes might finish up lopsided and required trimming.

Can I omit nuts from the carrot cake recipe?

Of course! Feel free to take out the toasted, chopped pecans if you have nut allergies or simply prefer a nut-free option.

Can the buttercream carrots get made in beforehand?

Certainly! The buttercream carrots can be created in advance time and chilled in an airtight container. Just be gentle when handling them to maintain their shape.

What can I use instead of parchment paper rounds for the cake pans?

If you don’t have parchment paper rounds, you can grease and flour the pans thoroughly to prevent the cake from sticking. However, parchment paper rounds provide an added layer of insurance for easy release.

Can I freeze the carrot cake for later consumption?

Absolutely! Carrot cake freezes well. When it’s cooled, wrap it in (Aluminum Foil) and plastic wrap carefully before placing it in the (Freezer). Let it Freeze before Serving.

Happy baking!

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