Carrot Cake

Super moist, from scratch Carrot Cake. Delicious cream cheese frosting with pecans!

Yesterday, a good friend of mine came over to spend some time in my kitchen. You see, it was her husband’s birthday and she wanted to make him a carrot cake (his favorite). I hadn’t planned originally on making one for our family, but it sounded so good I went with it! My friend made hers in a 13×9 pan and wrote Happy Birthday on it….me? This is what I did! I like double decker cakes…more frosting per bite! I decorated the top with green and orange Wilton’s candy melts. You can certainly leave it undecorated though!

Carrot Cake


For the Cake:

  • 2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 cup carrots, shredded

For the frosting:

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 8oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped


  1. Mix 2 c. sugar, oil and eggs. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon. Beat for 2-3 minutes until fully combined and fluffy.
  2. Add in carrots.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In well greased and floured 9 inch cake pans, pour batter. Bake for 30 minutes.
  4. When cake is cooled, cream together butter and cream cheese (about 3 minutes). Add vanilla, powdered sugar and mix well. Fold in pecans. Spread over cake and enjoy!
(adapted from Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book, 15th Edition)
This weekend was HOMEWORK weekend at our house. Alex had a week’s worth of work to finish, and he has quarterly assessments this week, so lots of studying. Alyssa had to make the “Incredible Edible Cell.” Of course it didn’t have to be edible, she could have chosen an option to make just a 3D replica of an animal cell…but why not be different? So, we made our cell (cytoplasm) out of rice krispie treat, wrapped it with fruit roll ups (cell membrane) and used different candies to represent different parts of the cell. I had meant to take a picture of it without all the flags…but you get the gist!

Anyways, thought I would share in case any of you have to do this project! Have fun.

5 Responses to “Carrot Cake”

  1. posted Mar 23, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Mmm, looks like one fantastic cake. I prefer the double decker variety myself.

  2. posted Mar 25, 2011 at 2:44 am

    Yeah, I am so glad your back for another “round”! :)

    This has my hubby’s name written all over it. Thanks for linking up to
    “Made it on Monday”

  3. Jackie
    posted Oct 28, 2014 at 9:30 am

    This is a wonderful cake, I add instant vanilla pudding and extra carrots. I also add the walnuts to the cake mix. My favorite!!!

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