Simple Carrot Cake-Scratch Recipe

Cakes are the centerpiece of every celebration. Be it about surprising your loved ones on their birthday or about celebrating an occasion with your family, cakes are a must-have. With online cake shops around us, it has become easy to order a cake online without any hassle and make every occasion a memorable one but if you are the old-school kind who loves to bake a cake at home rather than opting for an online delivery we have an alternative for you.

 Carrot Cake-Scratch Recipe

How about baking a classic carrot cake at home which is moist, perfectly spices and made with lots of carrots and cream cheese frosting? Love the idea and already drooling imagining this heavenly dessert? If yes, all you have to do is follow this carrot cake scratch recipe step and step and wait until this delicious cake takes its form.

Ingredients For: Carrot Cake Recipe

 Ingredients For Carrot Cake Recipe

• 2 cups all-purpose flour

• 2 teaspoons baking powder

• 1 teaspoon baking soda

• 1 and 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

• 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

• 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

• 1/2 teaspoon salt

• 3/4 cup canola or vegetable oil

• 4 large eggs room temperature

• 1 and 1/2 cups light brown sugar

• 1/2 cup granulated sugar

• 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

• 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

• 3 cups grated carrots, lightly packed

Cream Cheese Frosting:

• 1 package brick-style cream cheese, softened to room temperature

• ½ cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature

• 2 cups powdered sugar

• 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

 Cream Cheese Frosting

Instructions to Make Carrot Cake:

 Instructions To Make: Carrot Cake

• Begin with preheating the oven to 350°F (177°C) and spray two 9-inch round cake pans well with non-stick cooking spray (you can also line the bottom of each pan with parchment paper for easier removal) and set aside.

• In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients including the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt until well combined and keep it aside.

• In a separate large mixing bowl, whisk together the oil, eggs, brown sugar, granulated sugar, applesauce, and vanilla extract until they are all fully combined.

• Now, add the grated carrots into the wet ingredients and mix until well combined.

• Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix with a whisk or rubber spatula until just combined, making sure not to over mix the batter.

• Pour the cake batter evenly between both prepared cake pans. Bake at 350°F for 30-35 minutes or until the tops of the cakes are set and a toothpick inserted into the centre of each one comes out clean. Remove from the oven, transfer to a wire rack, and allow to cool in the pans for about 20-25 minutes. Once the cakes have cooled, remove them from the pans and place the cakes onto the wire rack to finish cooling.

 Instructions To Make: Carrot Cake

Cream Cheese Frosting:

• In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or in a large mixing bowl using a hand-held mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth.

• Now, add the butter and mix for about 30 seconds to about 1 minute until the mixture is well combined and smooth.

• Add in the powdered sugar and vanilla extract and continue mixing until fully combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

 Cream Cheese Frosting

To Assemble The Cake

• Level the tops of each cake with a knife or cake leveller.

• Place one of the cakes on a cake stand and top it with a little over 1/2 cup of the frosting, and smooth it out into one even layer.

• Place the other cake layer over the frosting and Repeat the same process of frosting and frost the top and sides of the cake as well.

• Top with pecans or other toppings of choice if desired and your classic carrot cake with cream cheese frosting is ready.

 best carrot cake recipe

Well, this is the best carrot cake recipe that will surely yield for a delicious and scrumptious carrot cake that will delight your taste buds instantly. However, if you are not that much of a baker and believe that you would not be able to follow this simple carrot cake recipe you can always order one online. From eggless cakes online to fruit cake delivery, you can find anything at the online cake shops and get them delivered to your doorstep in absolutely no time.