Carrots are a great source of nutrition as it Boosts eye health, lowers blood pressure, Fights cholesterol, and boosts heart health, and also aids weight loss.
How about a carrot cake? Carrot cake is yummy, healthy, and the sweetest treat to be served. What makes it tastier is Cream cheese frosting.
I am going to share a perfectly moist and tasty carrot cake recipe that will make you lick your fingers.
If you like a slice of cake in breakfast or likes a dessert with your evening tea, then this carrot cake can be one of the best options to ass in your next day menu. For any occasion or simply for a weekend tea party; carrot cake with smooth, sweet, and tasty cream cheese frosting will make you craved for next slice. After giving it a try you will agree that this is the world’s best carrot cake recipe and might make your guests visiting you every second day.
This homemade carrot cake will make you forget visiting the nearest bakery or café.
When it comes to favourite and light cakes or cupcakes, then this is one of my favourite options. You can give it other shapes like cupcakes or carrot cake bars, it depends on your choice and available baking machines or moulds. I prefer lighter and tasty dessert, and carrot cake is one of my favourite which is why I am extra careful about choosing the right recipe and perfect frosting for this cake.
Once I am done baking my favourite cake, the time when I eat that moist, tasty slice it gives me real satisfaction.
People prefer moist cake with good frosting, no one like dry cakes. And the recipe I am going to share is fluffy, extra-moist, easy to make, and creamiest. Carrot is the main ingredient of the recipe so look for fresh carrots. The freshness of carrots will make your batter perfect for carrot cake/cupcakes. There are so many cakes that after combing with creamy cheese frosting make it yummiest dessert. It’s not just the cake but frosting also which needs your attention. If I talk about myself I want my slice with a lot of frosting. Rich, creamiest, and buttery cream cheese frosting is all you need for your tasty slice. Don’t forget to select good quality cream cheese and butter for the rich frosting.
You do not need an electrical mixer for both cake and frosting, just use your hands. You can either grate the carrots yourself with a grater or in a food processor or simply use store-bought grated carrots and save your time.
Looks like I have explained enough. Let’s get to the recipe.
Yummiest Carrot Cake Recipe step by step
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 60 minutes
- Serving: 16 persons
Ingredients for moist carrot cake:
- 1 2/3 cup avocado oil (or any mild-flavoured oil)
- 6 eggs
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 pound finely-grated (fresh carrots)
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- 2 teaspoons fine sea salt
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- Optional: 1 cup chopped nuts or ½ cup raisins
Baking Carrot Cake
Follow the following simple steps:
1- Preparation of baking pan: Grease and flour three 8-inch round baking pans.
2- Cake batter: Mix together the oil and sugars, gradually add eggs and vanilla, then the dry ingredients, and then, in the end, add shredded carrots.
3- Pour and bake: Now portion the batter evenly into three baking pans. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out dry. Remove the cakes from the oven and let them cool on a wire baking rack.
How to make Cream-cheese Frosting.
- 6 cups powdered sugar
- ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
- 3 (8-ounce) bricks cream cheese (room temperature)
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter (room temperature)
How to prepare the frosting:
This rich, creamy, tasty cream cheese frosting recipe can either be made by stand mixer or by hand in a mixing bowl. Both butter and cream cheese should be at room temperature.
This frosting can be stored and used on other desserts as well as the topping.
Simply combine all ingredients except powdered sugar and stir them until completely smooth. In the end, add powdered sugar to make it firm and nice. Use an electric mixer to save your time.
Prepare your cake to be served:
Once the cakes are cool, use a knife to slice off the rounded tops of the cakes so that they are completely flat on top. In your serving platter, place the first cake, add as much frosting as you desire, and spread it evenly. Repeat the same procedure with the second cake. Use remaining frosting to cover side edges of cakes. You can use your favourite nozzles to decorate your cake with frosting which is on top of all variations
You can use the same batter to make cupcakes or waffles. If you want to make cupcakes, you can divide the ingredients by 3 or as you required to decrease the quantity of bakes cupcakes. If we talk about frosting the same frosting can be topping off your many desserts. So, master it now!
You may customize your carrot cake with any of the following:
Add coconut oil or ¼ cup of toasted shredded coconut
Add nuts: as per your tastes, you can add chopped nuts (walnuts, hazelnuts, pepitas, pecans)
Spice the frosting by adding 1-2 teaspoons ground cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger into the frosting.
Do share with us the variation you made in the recipe.