Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting
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Bake a classic carrot cake which is so easy yet perfectly moist at the same time with a hint of tangy cream cheese frosting.
Recipe type: Easy
Makes: 6" inch cake
  • Cake
  • Flour, 1 cup
  • Baking Powder, 1 teaspoon
  • Salt, ½ teaspoon
  • Cinnamon Powder, ½ teaspoon
  • Caster Sugar, ⅓ cup
  • Brown Sugar, ⅓ cup
  • Oil, ½ cup
  • Eggs, 2 (or Greek Yogurt/Hung Curd, ½ cup)
  • Milk, ⅓ cup
  • Vanilla Extract, 1 teaspooon
  • Grated Carrots,1 cup
  • Pecans/walnuts (chopped), ⅓ cup
  • Raisins, ¼ cup (optional)
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Cream Cheese, 115 grams
  • Whipping Cream, ½ cup
  • Icing sugar, ⅓ cup
  • Vanilla, ½ teaspoon
  • Pecans (chopped), for the top
  • Pecans (whole), for the top
  1. Preheat your oven to 160c. Grease and line a 6" round cake tin with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, sift flour, baking powder, cinnamon powder and salt. Mix them and set aside.
  3. In another bowl, mix oil, caster sugar and brown sugar using a mixer until they're well emulsified and look almost creamy. Add one egg (room temperature) mix it in and then add the other. Never add both the eggs together or cold eggs, or they won't mix properly. If you're using greek yogurt or hung curd, mix them in and whisk lightly until combined.
  4. Next,add in the vanilla, grated carrots (preferably orange carrots),chopped pecans/walnuts and raisins and fold them in using a spatula. Do not use a mixer for this, only spatula.
  5. Add milk to the batter little by little and fold it until you have a smooth batter.
  6. Transfer the batter in the prepared tin and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a wooden skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean or with a few crumbs.
  7. Transfer the cake on a cooling rack and let it cool down completely before frosting.
  8. For the cream cheese frosting, whisk whipping cream until stiff peaks form, in another bowl whisk the cream cheese, vanilla and icing sugar until combined. Transfer the cream cheese to the whipping cream bowl, and mix them together until smooth and creamy.
  9. Once your cake is completely cool, frost it with the cream cheese frosting, sprinkle the chopped pecans on the edges and place some whole pecans to complete the look.
  10. Serve with some piping hot coffee!
Recipe by Sugar & Spice by Radhika at