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In this post, I would like to share with you my favorite dessert recipe. Yes, I am not afraid to admit this. Carrot cake, especially with cream cheese frosting, is my favorite not only to eat but also to make. It is a really simple recipe. I divide it into several steps. First, you combine all “wet ingredients” with sugar, and then add all the dry ingredients. The last step will be carrot with nuts and/or raisins. All is left to do is to bake it in the oven.

The cake that I will show you today has only walnuts. I most often add raisins alongside walnuts to make it extra moist. The recipe of icing here is an original one. As it contains only three ingredients but nonetheless is still delicious. You can always make cake without cream cheese frosting but I will not advise you.

Carrot Cake Ingredients:

Carrot cake ingredients

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Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:

How to bake carrot cake with walnuts:

  • Combine three eggs, sugar, salt, vanilla and vegetable oil in a large mixing bowl.

Step_1 How to make carrot cake with nuts

  • Whisk all the ingredients together. The mixture should be nicely blended. You can use either a whisk or a hand mixer for the purpose.

Step_2 How to make carrot cake with nuts

  • Combine all the dry ingredients: all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and ground cinnamon, nutmeg and dry ginger. Try adding dry ingredients into the mixture through a fine strainer (in small portions).

Step_3 How to make carrot cake with nuts

  • Mix thoroughly for several minutes with a spatula until everything is incorporated. Stir the batter until smooth.

Step_4 How to make carrot cake with nuts

  • Grate carrot.

Step_5 How to make carrot cake with nuts

  • Add it to the bowl together with chopped nuts. Stir until well combined.

Step_6 How to make carrot cake with nuts

  • Take a baking pan, grease it with oil or use parchment paper. Pour batter into the pan and spread it evenly.

Step_7 How to make carrot cake with nuts

  • Bake carrot caked for 50 minutes at 350°F/180°C. You can always check the readiness with a cake tester. Try not to overbake the cake. When ready leave it to cool down before frosting.

Step_8 How to make carrot cake with nuts

How to make cream cheese frosting for carrot cake:

  • Combine cream cheese with powdered sugar (or condensed milk) and lemon juice.

Step_1 How to make 3-ingredients cream cheese frosting for carrot cake

  • Beat the ingredients until well blended. If cream cheese frosting came out too soft, leave for 30 minutes in a fridge.

Step_2 How to make 3-ingredients cream cheese frosting for carrot cake

  • Frost the cake and add some chopped walnuts and several leaves of fresh mint to decorate.

Step_9 How to make carrot cake with nuts

Enjoy your meal!

Easy carrot cake recipe

You do not have to possess any special skills to make this dessert for you family. And believe me they will love it for sure. Before cooking, make sure that no one is allergic to any ingredient from the recipe. All your questions you can leave in the comment section below.

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Carrot cake, especially with cream cheese frosting, is a perfect dessert! Try it!
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: International
Keyword: carrot cake with creamy frosting recipe, easy carrot cake recipe
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 305kcal

Ingredients

  • 250 ml vegetable oil
  • 180 g sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 250 g all-purpose flour
  • 350 g carrots
  • 150 g walnuts
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1⅓ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp. ground dry ginger
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 150 g cream cheese (frosting ingredient)
  • 30 g powdered sugar (frosting ingredient)
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice (frosting ingredient)

Instructions

  • Combine three eggs, sugar, salt, vanilla and vegetable oil in a large mixing bowl.
  • Whisk all the ingredients together. The mixture should be nicely blended. You can use either a whisk or a hand mixer for the purpose.
  • Combine all the dry ingredients: all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and ground cinnamon, nutmeg and dry ginger. Try adding dry ingredients into the mixture through a fine strainer (in small portions).
  • Mix thoroughly for several minutes with a spatula until everything is incorporated. Stir the batter until smooth.
  • Grate carrot.
  • Add it to the bowl together with chopped nuts. Stir until well combined.
  • Take a baking pan, grease it with oil or use parchment paper. Pour batter into the pan and spread it evenly.
  • Bake carrot caked for 50 minutes at 350°F/180°C. You can always check the readiness with a cake tester. Try not to overbake the cake. When ready leave it to cool down before frosting.
  • Combine cream cheese with powdered sugar (or condensed milk) and lemon juice.
  • Beat the ingredients until well blended. If cream cheese frosting came out too soft, leave for 30 minutes in a fridge.
  • Frost the cake and add some chopped walnuts and several leaves of fresh mint to decorate. Enjoy your meal!

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