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carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

Carrot Cake

Herbs and Flour
This carrot cake is moist, fluffy, and perfectly sweetened! It is the BEST and only carrot cake recipe I ever use with perfect results every time!
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 14 servings
Calories 478 kcal


Dry Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

Wet Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups carrots shredded (about 1 lb carrots)
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple drained

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 250 g cream cheese softened (1 brick or 8oz)
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • milk
  • 1/4 cup pecans chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350F and generously grease a bundt pan with butter. Flour it lightly.
  • Grate carrots in a food processor or with a box grater. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together all of the dry ingredients. Set aside.
  • Place all of the wet ingredients except for the carrots and pineapple in the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment. Blend well until everything is well combined and creamy. Add the dry ingredients and blend to form the batter. Add the grated carrots and pineapple and blend until combined.
  • Pour the batter into the bundt pan and bake in the oven for 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let it cool for 20 minutes in the pan and then carefully run a butter knife around the edges to ensure it is loose. Carefully flip it onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Once the cake is completely cooled, make the frosting by adding the cream cheese, butter, and icing sugar to a food processor with the paddle attachment. Blend on medium speed until it is light and fluffy Slowly add a little milk (1 tablespoon at a time) and blend. If needed, add a little more milk to reach the desired consistency. Drizzle over the cake and top with chopped pecans. Serve!


Calories: 478kcalCarbohydrates: 63gProtein: 6gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 464mgPotassium: 221mgFiber: 2gSugar: 44gVitamin A: 5116IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 101mgIron: 2mg
Keyword cake, carrots, easter, easter dessert, spring
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