How to Make Carrot Cake

This moist cake will be perfect for your next get-together.

You will need

  • 1 stick salted butter
  • plus more for pans
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • plus more for pans
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1u00bd c. vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 c. grated carrots
  • 16 oz. cream cheese
  • 16 oz. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 9" round cake pans
  • Parchment paper
  • 1u00bd c. pecans
  • chopped (optional)

Step 1 Prepare pans Line the bottom of the pans with parchment paper. Then grease the paper and dust it with flour. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2 Mix Use a hand mixer to combine the sugar, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a mixing bowl.

Step 3 Add ingredients Mix in the vegetable oil and eggs until blended, and then add the carrots.

Step 4 Pour batter Pour the batter into the pans and bake for 40 minutes. Then remove the pans from the oven and let the cake cool before frosting.

Step 5 Make frosting Mix together the cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla in the other mixing bowl to make the frosting.

Step 6 Frost the cake Frost each layer of cake using the spatula. Carefully stack the cakes on the cake stand. Smooth the frosting on the top and sides of the cake, cut with the cake knife, and serve.