Embrace the warm, comforting embrace of home baking with our delightful Easy Carrot Cake recipe. This classic treat marries the earthy sweetness of carrots with the rich, indulgent flavors of a perfectly spiced cake.
Join us on this culinary journey as we guide you through simple steps to create a carrot cake that's bound to become a cherished favorite at family gatherings, special occasions, or even as a sweet surprise just for you.
– Cook Time: 45 mins – Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins – Servings: 6-8
FOR CARROT CAKE - 2 cups (260 grams) all-purpose flour - 2 teaspoons baking soda - 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt - 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon - 1 ¼ cups (295 ml) canola or other vegetable oil - 1 cup (200 grams) granulated sugar
- 1 cup (190 grams) lightly packed brown sugar - 1 teaspoon vanilla extract - 4 large eggs, at room temperature - 3 cups (300 grams) grated peeled carrots, 5 to 6 medium carrots - 1 cup (100 grams) coarsely chopped pecans - 1/2 cup (65 grams) raisins
FOR CREAMY FROSTING - 8 ounces (225 grams) cream cheese, at room temperature - 1 ¼ cups (140 grams) powdered sugar - 1/3 cup (80 ml) cold heavy whipping cream - 1/2 cup (50 grams) coarsely chopped pecans, for topping cake