Carrot & Nut Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Embrace the essence of homemade delight with this exquisite Carrot & Nut Cake adorned with luscious cream cheese frosting. This cake combines the earthy flavors of carrots and nuts with the sweet richness of frosting, making it a perfect treat for any celebration or a cozy tea-time indulgence.


  • Cake:
    • 1⅓ cups cake flour
    • 1 tsp cinnamon
    • 1 tsp ginger
    • Pinch of salt
    • 1 tbsp baking powder
    • 4 eggs
    • 1½ cups sugar
    • Dash of vanilla extract
    • ⅔ cup oil
    • 2 cups grated carrots
    • 1 cup chopped nuts (your choice of walnuts or pecans)
  • Cream Cheese Frosting:
    • 24 oz cream cheese, softened
    • 7 tbsp butter, softened
    • 2 cups icing sugar
    • Dash of liquid vanilla
  • Decoration:
    • Caramel (store-bought or homemade)
    • Additional chopped nuts for topping


  1. Prepare the Oven and Pan:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a baking pan to prevent sticking.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients:
    • In a medium bowl, sift together the cake flour, cinnamon, ginger, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
  3. Combine Wet Ingredients:
    • In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs and sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in a dash of vanilla extract and oil until well mixed.
  4. Make the Cake Batter:
    • Gradually incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet mixture, stirring just until combined. Avoid overmixing.
    • Fold in the grated carrots and chopped nuts until evenly distributed.
  5. Bake the Cake:
    • Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
    • Allow the cake to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes, then transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Prepare the Frosting:
    • In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese with the butter until smooth and creamy.
    • Gradually add the icing sugar and a dash of vanilla, continuing to beat until the frosting is light and fluffy.
  7. Assemble and Decorate:
    • Once the cake is completely cool, spread the cream cheese frosting evenly over the top and sides.
    • Drizzle with caramel and sprinkle with additional chopped nuts for decoration.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Calories: Approximately 450 kcal per serving


  • Ingredient Temperature: For the best results, ensure all your ingredients, especially those for the frosting, are at room temperature.
  • Enhanced Flavor: Toast the nuts before adding them to the batter to deepen their flavor and add an extra crunch.
  • Storage: This cake can be refrigerated for up to 5 days. Ensure it’s covered to keep the frosting from drying out.

This Carrot & Nut Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is not just a cake but a celebration of flavors and textures, perfect for sharing with loved ones on any special occasion or simply enjoying as a decadent treat.

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