Best Carrot Cake Ever Recipe

Indulge in the ultimate carrot cake experience with this irresistible recipe. Moist, flavorful, and topped with creamy frosting, this carrot cake will become your new favorite dessert.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups grated carrots (about 4-5 medium carrots)
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger until well combined.
  3. In another bowl, beat together granulated sugar, brown sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  5. Fold in grated carrots, crushed pineapple, and chopped nuts (if using) until evenly distributed throughout the batter.
  6. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. While the cakes are cooling, prepare the cream cheese frosting. In a large bowl, beat together softened butter and cream cheese until smooth and creamy.
  10. Gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla extract, beating until frosting is smooth and spreadable.
  11. Once the cakes are completely cooled, spread a layer of frosting on top of one cake layer.
  12. Place the second cake layer on top and frost the top and sides of the cake with the remaining frosting.
  13. Optionally, garnish with additional chopped nuts or grated carrots.
  14. Slice and serve! Enjoy your delicious homemade carrot cake.

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