Super Moist Carrot Cake



Carrot cake is my favorite cake hands down - I love that it is full of flavor and texture. Also, you can't forget the best part - the cream cheese frosting!


Below I am sharing my recipe for a moist, delicious carrot cake that is a total crowd pleaser. I baked mine in the image below in two 6-inch cake pans because I like small cakes but this recipe is actually intended for two 9-inch cake pans. I hope you enjoy as much as my family and I did.




Ingredients


Cake

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • 3 large eggs

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil

  • 1 cup crushed pineapple, drained

  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 cups grated carrot

  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

  • 1/2 cup raisins


Frosting

  • 2 8oz packages of softened cream cheese

  • 1 stick of unsalted butter, softened

  • 5 cups powdered sugar

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


Method


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and prep cake pans by spraying with non-stick baking spray

  • In a small bowl, combine the dry ingredients - flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and set aside

  • In a large bowl, combine eggs, sugar, vegetable oil, pineapple and yogurt. With an electric hand mixer, beat until fully combined.

  • Slowly fold in the dry ingredients, then add the grated carrot, pecans and raisins.

  • Fill cake pans evenly with the batter

  • Bake for about 35 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean

  • For the frosting, whip together the cream cheese and butter until smooth using an electric hand mixer. Slowly add the powdered sugar cup by cup. Then add the vanilla extract.

  • When the cakes are done, cool slightly and remove from the cake pans. Then let them cool completely on a wire rack.

  • To frost, cut both cakes in half width wise so you have 4 layers. Frost each later, then apply a crumb coat on the cake.

  • Finish with a fluffy coat of frosting on the outside of the cake. Decorate with colored carrots and coconut!