Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

I’ve been searching for nice carrot cake recipe, thanks to Min for sharing this wonderful recipe. The cake was really moist & absolutely delicious, except … I didn’t get the correct consistency on the cream cheese frosting. It was easily soften, maybe it was due to reducing the amount of sugar. I definitely will make this again, however, I may apply the cream cheese frosting a bit thinner next time :)

Source : All via Min's Blog

2 Eggs
150 ml Vegetable Oil
100 gr Sugar (I used Brown Sugar)
1 tsp Vanilla extract
125 gr All-purpose flour
1 tsp Baking soda
1 tsp Baking powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1 tsp Ground cinnamon
165 gr Grated carrots
55 gr Chopped pecans (I used walnuts)

55 gr Soft Butter (I used Hard Butter)
115 gr Cream cheese, softened
240 gr Icing sugar (I used only 200 gr)
½ tsp Vanilla extract
Chopped pecans / walnuts

- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 8x8 inch pan.
- In a large bowl, beat together eggs, oil, sugar and vanilla. Mix in flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Stir in carrots. Fold in pecans. Pour into prepared pan.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
- Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.

To Make Frosting:
- In a medium bowl, combine butter, cream cheese, icing sugar and vanilla.
- Beat until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Stir in chopped pecans.
- Frost the cooled cake.

I am submitting this post to Aspiring Bakers #6: Say Cheese! (April 2011) by Noms I Must

Here, I would like to say thank you to Mui Mui for passing me this lovely award :


  1. Hey DG, I was just reading your orange jelly cheesecake post a few minutes ago. And you're so fast with another one . I'm also in search of a good carrot cake recipe and I like the simple frosting deco of your carrot cake.

  2. wow looks absolutely divine! think I've favoring this over the chinese carrot cake for sure hehe

  3. nice! I have always wanted to make a carrot cake. noticed that carrot cakes tend to use oil and not butter.

    I noticed that the frosting uses castor sugar and not icing sugar. Does the sugar dissolve well?

  4. i've never tried carrot cake before. yours look so GREAT! im sure with the cream cheese frosting, it adds flavour to the cake (: YUMMY!

  5. pretty cake! it looks moist , even without the frosting, i think it would taste just as good!

  6. Hi DG,
    Ah, I was thinking of carrot cake with cream cheese frosting for AB too! Hahaha...Yours looks so yummy delicious! I haven't have this for a long time!

  7. Though I don't fancy carrot cake but yours look so tempting!

  8. Agnes,
    Thanks! This one definitely worth to try, I can’t just stop with one slice :) Try it whenever you’re free.

    Thanks for spotting the castor sugar, there is typo error … should be icing sugar (*paiseh*).
    And recently I noticed that cake with oil retain more moisture than the one with butter, especially for the cake store in the fridge.

    Jean, Yummy Bakes, Sweetylicious, Lena, Jess, Siew Hwei and Wen,
    Thank you for all your kind words :)

    Passionate about Baking,
    This recipe is a keeper, you should try this sure you will like as much as I do :)

  9. The cream frosting looks generous, great for all the cheese lovers... Hehe...

  10. It is really an eye stopper...droooooooooooooling here..:P
    Tasty Appetite

  11. I like carrot cake but I've never tried frosting with cream cheese before...

    Your carrot cake looks so yummy and presentable

  12. I seem to be having the same problem as you with regards to the consistency in my cream cheese frosting. I guess adding more sugar and using a higher fat content on the cream cheese might work. Nevertheless, your carrot cakes are looking delicious. I love carrot cakes with a generous amount of nuts and carrots!

  13. Hanushi,
    Hahaha ... actually too generous portion that I can cover up the whole cake. Next time, i will reduce to 2/3 recipe of the cream frosting.

    Jay & Neyeeloh,
    Thank you for you nice comments.

    Thank you. If we add more sugar, it will be very very sweet, or ... do you think will it work by adding gelatin?

  14. DG sangat cantik,sy pun sedang mencari carrot cake nnti mau dicoba

  15. it sure been a long time since i last had this. simply tempting now.

  16. Hai doris.. i'm tempted to try this recipe.. :) but for the pecans, are you using raw pecans or roasted ones? Really looks yummy..

    1. Hi Fairin,
      Sorry for the late reply, I used walnuts instead of pecan nuts.
      I normally used roasted ones. :)