Homemade Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting
Carrot Cake Recipes

Homemade Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Classic carrot cake is filled with coconut and pecans and frosted with cream cheese frosting.

The Story Behind the Recipe
15
servings
25 min
PREP TIME
02 hrs 40 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Cake

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter melted

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

3/4 cup sugar

3 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges, undrained

2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut

1/2 cup chopped pecans

4 medium (2 cups) carrots, grated

Frosting

3 1/2 cups powdered sugar

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter softened

2 teaspoons vanilla

 

Finely chopped pecans, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 13x9-inch baking pan; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine 1 cup butter, brown sugar, sugar and eggs in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add mandarin oranges and 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla. Continue beating until well mixed.Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Stir in coconut, 1/2 cup pecans and carrots.

  3. STEP 3

    Pour into prepared pan. Bake 40-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine all frosting ingredients except chopped pecans in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until smooth. Frost cooled cake. Sprinkle with pecans, if desired.

Nutrition

540Calories
24Fat (mg)
90Cholesterol (mg)
450Sodium (mg)
77Carbohydrates (g)
2Dietary Fiber
5Protein (g)

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  January 15, 2017

This is the best carrot cake recipe I've ever tried. It's been my "go-to" recipe for at least 15 years. Every time I try a different recipe, nothing compares. This is perfect every time. So much flavor! It's not too sweet, and leaves you feeling satisfied after you've eaten a piece of this cake. It's moist, and not dry at all. You really won't be disappointed!

— says Lori
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  April 14, 2016

Carrot cake awsome

— says cheryl
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