Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting
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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!