Homemade Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Embrace the delightful combination of moistness, warmth, and sweetness with a classic Carrot Cake. This timeless dessert is a celebration of earthy carrots, aromatic spices, and a luscious cream cheese frosting. Whether for birthdays, gatherings, or simply a cozy evening treat, Carrot Cake is a beloved indulgence that never goes out of style.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

For the Carrot Cake:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups finely grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Optional Garnish:

  • Chopped nuts
  • Shredded coconut
  • Grated carrots

Preparation Steps:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together oil and eggs until well combined.
  4. Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring until just combined.
  5. Fold in grated carrots, crushed pineapple, and chopped nuts (if using).
  6. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  1. In a mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese and butter until creamy.
  2. Gradually add powdered sugar, one cup at a time, and beat until smooth.
  3. Stir in vanilla extract.

Assembling the Cake:

  1. Once the cakes are completely cool, spread a layer of cream cheese frosting on top of one cake layer.
  2. Place the second cake layer on top and frost the entire cake with the remaining cream cheese frosting.
  3. Optionally, garnish with chopped nuts, shredded coconut, or grated carrots.

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