Homemade Carrot Cake Recipe

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Homemade Carrot Cake

Elizabeth Wallen


This is my grandmothers recipe i have loved as a child and still do. I make this at Easter and other holidays my family and friends love it.

★★★★★ 2 votes
50 Min
40 Min


2 c
all purpose flour
1 Tbsp
baking powder
1 1/2 tsp
ground cinnamon
1 1/4 tsp
baking soda
3/4 tsp
grated nutmeg
3/4 tsp
1/2 tsp
ground cloves
4 large
1 1/4 c
packed light brown sugar
1 c
granulated sugar
1 1/2 c
vegtable oil
1/4 c
heavy cream
1 tsp
vanillia extract
1 tsp
grated orange peel
3 c
shredded carrots
1 c
walnuts chopped


1 oz
8oz cream cheese softned
1/2 c
unsalted butter
1 tsp
grated orange zest
2 tsp
orange juice, fresh
1 tsp
vanillia extract
2 c
sifted confectioners sugar
walnut pieces


1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Butter and dust with flour three 8x2 inch round cake pans.
2In a bowl mix flour baking powder cinnamon baking soda nutmeg salt and cloves.
3In another bowl beat eggs and brown sugar and white sugar on low beat in oil,cream vanillia and orange zest.Beat in flour mixture from above add carrots and nuts.
4Pour batter into pans bake until golden brown and the pick test comes out clean.Let cake cool and put on cake rack.Bake for 38 to 40 mins or until done
5For frosting.In a bowl beat cream cheese butter orange zest orange juice and vanillia until smooth.On low beat in sugar.On high beat for 30 sec.Place cake layer on cake plate spread 3/4 cup frosting over it repeat for each layer once you get layers frost frost enitre cake spoon walnut pieces on to the side of the cake and garnish with walnut halves on top.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern
Hashtag: #Carrot