Moist Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Super Moist Carrot cake with silky smooth cream cheese frosting- What more can you ask for in a dessert! This has been my family’s go to recipe for years and I’m so happy to be able to share it with you guys 🙂

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

I had leftover carrots from a Creamy Beef Stew dish I made few days ago so you can imagine the bunch of carrots staring at me in the fridge.

Carrot Cake loaf with Cream Cheese Frosting

Sometimes I do clean outs, sometimes I don’t depending on situation but this time round I was severely craving some GOOD carrot cake and I remembered the last time I made this cake, it was gone in seconds. So yup!! A carrot cake was born last weekend and as usual, it was quite the crowd pleaser.

Moist Carrot Cake with walnuts and pineapple bits

I added pineapple bits to mine. It’s optional but I like that extra bite and tanginess to it. I alternate between using fresh pineapples and canned pineapples. If you’re lazy to go through the hassle of buying fresh pineapples, skinning and cutting them, just use the can ones. Not such a big difference I feel.

carrot cake spread with smooth cream cheese frosting

Walnuts are optional but adding them gives the cake extra crunch and nuttiness. What I cannot miss out in my carrot cake is cinnamon. It will be a disaster without it. I’m not sure about you but I love love cinnamon and spice cakes. Snickerdoodles are one of my all time favorite cookie.

flatlay of cake

If you have not attempted to bake your own Carrot Cake or worse still – eaten one, make this a commitment to try out the recipe below. I assure you there are no rooms for regret. It’s SO FLUFFY and moist even after a few days.

Carrot cake baked in Wiltshire Silicon Pan

I baked this loaf cake in my new Wilshire Silicon baking pan that I bought while holidaying in Australia. It has got to be one of my best buys because firstly, it’s light and secondly, it’s PINK. Obsession for all things Pink. I know I Know.

Carrot Cake ( Fills a 21 x 10 x 6.5cm loaf pan)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

Delicious Moist Carrot Cake with Silky Smooth Cream Cheese Frosting

Course: Dessert
Keyword: Carrotcake
Servings: 4 people
For the Carrot Cake:
  • 1 1/2 Cups cake flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Castor Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 3/4 cups Oil
  • 1 3/4 cups grated carrots or 220g
  • 1/4 cups Walnut chopped ( optional)
  • 1/3 cups Pineapple diced and cut into small pieces
For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 150 g Cream cheese
  • 75 g Unsalted butter
  • 1 Cup Icing Sugar to taste
  • 1/4 Cup Milk
Steps for the Carrot Cake:
  1. Preheat Oven to 175Deg Celcius

  2. Sift Cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon in a bowl

  3. Beat Eggs with Castor sugar, brown sugar until light and fluffy ( Ard 5-8 mins)

  4. Slowly drizzle in oil and beat until combined

  5. Fold in flour

  6. Fold in carrots, Walnuts and Pineapple slices until just combined. Do not overfold

  7. Pour batter into prepared tin and bake for 1- 1hr10mins. Check at the 45mins mark.

  8. When a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean, remove the cake from the oven and let cool completely before frosting.

Steps for the Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. Mix all ingredients until smooth

  2. Add more icing sugar for a sweeter frosting or more milk if you want a thinner frosting.

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