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sliced carrot cake with pecan nuts and cream topping

Amazing Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Topping

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  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooling Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 single layers 1x
  • Category: Cake, Cupcakes, Cookies and Tarts


Carrot cake is a cake that contains carrots mixed into the batter. Most modern carrot cake recipes have a white cream cheese frosting. Sometimes pecans, pineapple, and shredded coconut is added to the mix.

This amazing Carrot Cake recipe is topped with the ultra fluffy cream cheese frosting.


Units Scale
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 1 cup chopped pecan nuts
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 1/2 cup milk

Cream Cheese Icing

  • 1 tub cream cheese
  • 4 cups icing sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 100g softened butter


Beat the sugar, oil, and eggs together until fluffy.

Add milk, salt, cinnamon, bicarbonate of soda, and baking powder and mix through.

Then continue to add the flour, and mix well then lastly add the nuts, coconut, and carrots and mix well to ensure everything beautifully incorporated.

Place in a well-greased baking tin

Bake at 160C / 320F for 35 minutes


Cream butter and cheese until ultra fluffy

Add vanilla and icing sugar and mix well

Once the cake is cooled, you can ice it.


Prepared, tried, and tested by Jennifer Govender Bisnath

Baking soda helps the cake to rise. Salt, cinnamon, and vanilla extract make the cake taste amazing. The oil keeps the cake nice and moist — any neutral-flavored oil will work. (Melted coconut oil works, too, but there will be a light coconut flavor in the baked cake.)


  • Serving Size: 10
  • Calories: 4621
  • Sugar: 379
  • Sodium: 2390
  • Fat: 281
  • Saturated Fat: 55
  • Unsaturated Fat: 211
  • Trans Fat: 3
  • Carbohydrates: 505
  • Fiber: 14
  • Protein: 42
  • Cholesterol: 509

Keywords: Amazing Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Topping

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