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Carrot Cake
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4.36 from 14 votes

Perfectly Moist & Delicious Carrot Cake

This moist & delicious Carrot Cake is the perfect spiced treat for any season. It’s a classic that makes a great sweet finish to your meal or as a little afternoon pick me up.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cake, Carrot
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 840kcal
Author: Jillian Morris


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 4 cups cream cheese frosting


  • Preheat oven to 350° F (175° C). Grease and flour two 9” round cake pans.
  • Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a medium mixing bowl. Set aside.
  • Combine eggs, sugar, apple sauce, oil, and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl. Mix together well. Add flour mixture and stir to fully combine. Add the carrots and ¾ cup walnuts to the batter and fold it in.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pans. Bake for 45 minutes. Insert a toothpick to test if the center is done. When the toothpick comes out clean, it's done.
  • Allow to cool. Remove the cakes from the pans. Top one cake with cream cheese frosting, then place the second cake on top. Coat the whole cake with cream cheese frosting and sprinkle with remaining chopped walnuts.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 840kcal | Carbohydrates: 134g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 618mg | Potassium: 277mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 110g | Vitamin A: 7213IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 2mg