Homemade Carrot Cake Recipe

Classic Homemade Carrot Cake Recipe! Filled with shredded carrots and just the right amount of sweetness, plus a killer homemade cream cheese frosting recipe too!

Everyone needs a good old classic, Homemade Carrot Cake Recipe under their belt and this one is mine!

This cake is filled with shredded carrots, juicy pineapple and studded with pecans. I’ve topped it with the very best (and super simple) cream cheese frosting, for the ultimate carrot cake experience!

Classic Homemade Carrot Cake Recipe! Filled with shredded carrots and just the right amount of sweetness, plus a killer homemade cream cheese frosting recipe too!

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MY OTHER RECIPES

I’ve noticed that I make a lot of variations of classic recipes on my site, but always forget to share originals!

I have shared a Carrot Gooey Cake, Carrot Cake Muffins and of course a Carrot Poke Cake, but no Homemade Carrot Cake Recipe!

Classic Homemade Carrot Cake Recipe! Filled with shredded carrots and just the right amount of sweetness, plus a killer homemade cream cheese frosting recipe too!

It’s time that changed! This is my favorite recipe for carrot cake because it is filled to the brim with freshly shredded carrots and loads of spice!

I even threw in some crushed pineapple, but you’ll want to make sure to squeeze a fair amount of juice out before adding it.

Classic Homemade Carrot Cake Recipe! Filled with shredded carrots and just the right amount of sweetness, plus a killer homemade cream cheese frosting recipe too!

I tossed in a cup of finely chopped pecans to the cake batter too.

If you’re not a fan of nuts, feel free to leave them out!

Classic Homemade Carrot Cake Recipe! Filled with shredded carrots and just the right amount of sweetness, plus a killer homemade cream cheese frosting recipe too!

Once the cake is baked and cooled it’s time to make a super simple cream cheese frosting!

Nothing goes better with carrot cake than a cream cheese frosting, am I right?!

Classic Homemade Carrot Cake Recipe! Filled with shredded carrots and just the right amount of sweetness, plus a killer homemade cream cheese frosting recipe too!

This frosting is so easy! All you need is some softened butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar and a little bit of vanilla extract!

You can make the frosting with a hand mixer or with a stand mixer, either way works great!

Classic Homemade Carrot Cake Recipe! Filled with shredded carrots and just the right amount of sweetness, plus a killer homemade cream cheese frosting recipe too!

Spread the frosting over the cooled cake and sprinkle a few extra chopped pecans on top.

This perfectly spiced cake is exactly what you need!

Classic Homemade Carrot Cake Recipe! Filled with shredded carrots and just the right amount of sweetness, plus a killer homemade cream cheese frosting recipe too!

The combination of moist cake and creamy frosting is a match made in heaven!

You’re not going to find a better recipe than this one!

Classic Homemade Carrot Cake Recipe! Filled with shredded carrots and just the right amount of sweetness, plus a killer homemade cream cheese frosting recipe too!

You’re going to love this super simple homemade Carrot Cake!

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Homemade Carrot Cake Recipe

Recipe adapted from Allrecipes

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Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 3 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, softened
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • extra chopped pecans for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a 9x13" cake pan with baking spray (the kind with flour in it) and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl beat the eggs, vegetable oil, white sugar and brown sugar until light in color.
  3. Add in flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg, mix until combined, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add the grated carrots and pineapple and stir until fully incorporated. Fold in the pecans. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 40 to 50 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  4. Cream Cheese Frosting:
  5. Combine the butter and cream cheese in a large bowl and mix until fully combined and fluffy. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and beat until smooth and creamy.
  6. Frost cooled cake with frosting and sprinkle the top with extra pecans if desired. Enjoy!
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Classic Homemade Carrot Cake Recipe! Filled with shredded carrots and just the right amount of sweetness, plus a killer homemade cream cheese frosting recipe too!

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Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes with a bit of life sprinkled in. Mom to 4 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.
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        1. Lol I loved it so much I wrote on this two different times! The reason Im here today is because I made it today and its just come out of the oven. Looooooooove it! Lol
  1. Thanks dear for the classy and absolutely delicious recipe to make Carrot cake. It was very delicious when i make it first time. good to be here and to see this amazing stuff.

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Shawn Syphus Hi, I'm Shawn and I'm a busy mom of four; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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