My Favorite Carrot Cake

My Favorite Carrot Cake

My Favorite Carrot Cake - the best and the easiest carrot cake! Moist and delicious!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 475 kcal
Author Anna


for the cake:

  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1.5 cup finely grated carrots about 6 medium carrots
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

for the cream cheese frosting:

  • 4 oz . cream cheese softened
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter. softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
US Customary - Metric


  1. Grease and flour a 9" round or square cake pan. Set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon).
  4. In another mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, oil, vanilla and grated carrots.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir with a spatula until combined.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  7. Bake the cake for 25 to 28 minutes OR until the toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  8. Cool the cake in the pan for 10 to 15 minutes. Invert gently onto a serving cake stand or plate.
  9. Cool completely before frosting.

to make the frosting:

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese and butter.
  2. Add vanilla and mix well.
  3. Add sifted powdered sugar and cinnamon and mix in well.
  4. Beat the frosting for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Spread over cooled cake.
  6. Slice and serve.
  7. Store any leftovers in a covered container in the fridge.

Recipe Notes

I highly recommend grating the carrots on the fine side of the grater. It will prevent them from sinking and won't have long strings of carrots in the cake.

Nutrition Facts
My Favorite Carrot Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 475 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 71mg24%
Sodium 114mg5%
Potassium 178mg5%
Carbohydrates 70g23%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 56g62%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 4435IU89%
Vitamin C 1.4mg2%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.