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This Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe is decadently delicious, bite after bite! A little spice, a lot of sweet and the perfect texture and density, this is one dessert that everyone will rave over. I LOVE a good slice of carrot cake with a cold glass of milk, and this is by far the best recipe I've ever tasted.  Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Easter cake inspiration and dessert ideas for sweet treats to serve for dinner or brunch. Easter Cake Cute Bunny Dessert Ideas for Easter Brunch or Dinner More Easter Cake Inspiration Easter Cake Bundt Cake Recipe with Sprinkles Dessert Ideas for Easter Brunch or Dinner Carrot Cake Bundt Cake with Icing   Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Easter cake inspiration and dessert ideas for sweet treats to serve for dinner or brunch. Easter Cake Cute Bunny Dessert Ideas for Easter Brunch or Dinner More Easter Cake Inspiration Easter Cake Bundt Cake Recipe with Sprinkles Dessert Ideas for Easter Brunch or Dinner

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe 

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup whole-milk plain yogurt
  • 1 1/4 pounds carrots, peeled and grated 
  • 1/2 cup of walnut halves 

Cream Cheese Icing Recipe 

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter softened
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

 

Instructions
To make the cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F 
  2. In a large bowl combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt. Whisk together. 
  3. In another large bowl combine eggs, sugars, oil, and yogurt and whisk till smooth. Fold in the flour and then stir in carrots. 
  4. Pour into two greased 9-inch round baking pans and spread evenly.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes. Rotate and bake another 20 to 25 minutes. Use a toothpick to test the center. Remove and allow to cool completely before frosting. 
  6. Spread walnuts over a baking sheet and bake till brown and toasted. Remove and cool before chopping
To make the frosting
  1. Combine butter and cream cheese in a large mixing bowl. Use mixer to beat on medium-high speed 2 to 3 minutes until light and fluffy..
  2.  Add in the powdered sugar and vanilla and mix on low for 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium and continue to mix for 2 to 3 minutes till creamy.
  3. Use a spatula to spread a thick layer of frosting over completely cooled cake. 
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Decadent Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing
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Total Time
1 hr 30 min
Total Time
1 hr 30 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  3. 1 tsp baking soda
  4. 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  5. 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  6. 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  7. 1 tsp salt
  8. 4 large eggs
  9. 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  10. 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  11. 1 cup vegetable oil
  12. 1/2 cup whole-milk plain yogurt
  13. 1 1/4 pounds carrots, peeled and grated
  14. 1/2 cup of walnut halves
  15. Cream Cheese Icing Recipe
  16. 2 sticks unsalted butter softened
  17. 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese softened
  18. 2 cups powdered sugar
  19. 1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. In a large bowl combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt. Whisk together.
  3. In another large bowl combine eggs, sugars, oil, and yogurt and whisk till smooth. Fold in the flour and then stir in carrots.
  4. Pour into two greased 9 inch round cake pans.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes. Rotate and bake another 20 to 25 minutes. Use a toothpick to test the center. Remove and allow to cool completely before frosting.
  6. Spread walnuts over a baking sheet and bake till brown and toasted. Remove and cool before chopping
  7. To make the frosting
  8. Combine butter and cream cheese in a large mixing bowl. Use mixer to beat on medium-high speed 2 to 3 minutes until light and fluffy..
  9. Add in the powdered sugar and vanilla and mix on low for 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium and continue to mix for 2 to 3 minutes till creamy.
  10. Use a spatula to spread a thick layer of frosting over one completely cooled cake layer. Add the second layer and cover with frosting. Garnish with chopped nuts.
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