Carrot Cake Recipe That Will Impress Your Guests

Carrot cake is a classic dessert that has been enjoyed for generations. This recipe takes the classic carrot cake to the next level with its moist, fluffy texture and delicious cream cheese frosting. The secret to this delicious dessert lies in using high-quality ingredients and following the recipe carefully. With this guide, you will be able to make a carrot cake that will impress your guests and leave them asking for seconds.

What You Need To Make Carrot Cake Recipe

Carrot Cake Recipe
  • sugar
  • oil
  • egg
  • vanilla extract
  • flour
  • baking soda
  • ground cinnamon
  • salt
  • carrots
  • chopped pecans
Carrot Cake Recipe

How To Make Making Carrot

Jennifer Tirrell
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Cake
Cuisine American
Servings 18
Calories 575 kcal


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ¼ cups vegetable oil
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


  • The first step in making a delicious carrot cake is to preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius). This will ensure that your cake cooks evenly and rises properly.
  • Next, you'll need to grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan. This will help prevent the cake from sticking and make it easier to remove from the pan once it's baked.
  • In a large bowl, beat the sugar, oil, eggs, and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract together with an electric mixer until well combined.
  • In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, and stir until just combined.
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter, cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract together with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Stir in the chopped pecans.
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Pro Tips for Making Carrot Cake

Carrot cake is a classic dessert that has been enjoyed for generations. This sweet, moist cake is made with grated carrots and spices and is typically frosted with cream cheese frosting. Whether you are a seasoned baker or a beginner, here are some pro tips to help you make the best carrot cake possible.

To make a delicious carrot cake, you will need the following ingredients:

  • All-purpose flour: 3 cups
  • Baking powder: 2 teaspoons
  • Baking soda: 1 teaspoon
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon
  • Ground cinnamon: 2 teaspoons
  • Ground nutmeg: 1 teaspoon
  • Ground ginger: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Unsalted butter: 1 cup (2 sticks)
  • Granulated sugar: 2 cups
  • Eggs: 4 large
  • Vanilla extract: 2 teaspoons
  • Grated carrots: 4 cups (about 6 medium carrots)
  • Crushed pineapple: 1 cup
  • Chopped walnuts: 1 cup
  • Raisins: 1 cup (optional)


This delicious carrot cake recipe is sure to become a family favorite. With its moist, fluffy texture and delicious cream cheese frosting, this cake is the perfect dessert for any occasion. Whether you’re serving it for a special celebration or just because, this recipe is sure to impress. So go ahead, gather your ingredients, and let’s get baking!

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I'm Jennifer Tirrell, a self-taught baker, and founder of CakeRe. As an experienced baker and recipe publisher, I have spent over a decade working in the kitchen and have tried and tested countless baking tools and products. From classic cakes to creative twists, I've got you covered. So grab your apron and let's get baking!

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