Perfectly Moist Homemade Carrot Cake

Perfectly Moist Homemade Carrot Cake

This easy homemade carrot cake is moist, rich and the perfect balance of flavors. The flavors of yummy cinnamon, carrots, and raisins work in combination for the perfect carrot cake taste. You'll love this fluffy layer cake on its own, or with the deliciously decadent cream cheese frosting. It's an easy homemade dessert you can make for birthdays, Easter or any time you're looking for a sweet treat from scratch. Decorate this fluffy carrot cake with piped carrots for an extra fun touch!
  • Skill LevelBeginner
    Amount8-12 servings


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  1. For Cake

    Preheat the oven to 350°F. Prepare two 9-inch round cake pans with vegetable pan spray and parchment paper.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the eggs at high speed with an electric mixer until foamy, for about 1-2 minutes. Add the oil in a thin stream, and continue beating well.
  4. Add the dry ingredients mixture to the wet ingredients and mix until combined. Stir in the grated carrots and raisins.
  5. Divide the cake batter evenly into the prepared pans.
  6. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan 10 minutes then carefully invert it onto a cooling rack and cool completely.
  7. For Frosting

    In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla extract with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.

  8. Gradually add in the confectioners’ sugar. Continue beating until the frosting is smooth and creamy.


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