Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is one of the most satisfying desserts imaginable. Moist, dense cake with rich cream cheese frosting. NHow can you go wrong?

picture of carrot cake
Carrot Cake



  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and grated
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
  • 1/4 cup coconut, shredded (optional)
  • 1/2 cup raisins (optional)


  • 1 80z package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered (icing) sugar



Whisk oil and sugar together in a large bowl.  Add eggs and beat until mixture is thick and yellow.

In a separate bowl, sift together flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.  Add to the oil and sugar mixture, and mix until moistened.  Stir in carrots, nuts, coconut, and raisins.

Pour into a greased and floured cake pan.  Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean).




Cream cream cheese and vanilla.  Gradually add sugar.  Beat until smooth.

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