Spring is in the air! The weather has been so lovely these past few days. The birds were chirping, the sun was shining and it smelt like Spring. So I wanted to make something equally Spring-y, and what’s more fitting than a carrot cake! This is the perfect cake for this time of year, especially with Easter coming up. And I found that this recipe makes the perfect, moist cake.

  • ~ What you’ll need: ~
  •  2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 450 gr. carrots
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp. allspice
  • ~ For the frosting ~
  • 300 gr. cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup soft butter
  • 2,5 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Lemon juice

Start by preheating the oven to 165ºC (325ºF), and lining two similar sized round baking tins with baking paper. Then, in a large, bowl, stir together the sugar, oil and eggs until it’s formed a smooth mixture. Grate the carrots and put them in a food processor with a steel blade. Pulse the carrots until they are finely chopped and resemble something like wet sand. Stir this into the sugar mixture until combined.

Next, sift the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice and salt onto the batter. Fold them in carefully until fully combined and it forms a smooth mixture. Pop them in the oven for about 45 minutes or until the sides start pulling away from the sides of the tin. And also, always use a skewer to check if the middle of the cake is dry. (if the skewer comes out dry = cake is ready)

Carrot Cake

 

After taking your cakes out of the oven, cool them for around 15 minutes and remove them from their tins. While the cakes are cooling you can start on the frosting. Start by mixing together the softened butter and cream cheese. Then slowly add the powdered sugar until it has formed a fluffy mixture. Lastly mix in the vanilla extract, and I also added a dash of lemon juice for freshness.

Carrot Cake

Cover the top of first cake with the frosting, and you can be quite generous with this. Put the second cake on top of this and cover the top with frosting as well. Then, finish it off with some chopped nuts or whatever decoration you’d like. And then it’s time to dig in this delicious carrot cake!

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15 thoughts on “THE BEST CARROT CAKE”

  1. This looks and sounds so delicious!!! I am saving this recipe because my carrot cake always seem to end up dry. Ugh! (nothing a lot of cream cheese frosting can’t salvage, but still!)

    1. Ah I’m so jealous that you go there every year! I miss it so so much, wishing I could go back in time! I also wrote a post about it if you’re interested, My Disney College Program Experience! x

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