This carrot cake recipe is truly to die for! The combination of moist carrot cake layers, creamy cream cheese frosting, and a hint of warm spices creates a dessert that is simply irresistible. Whether it’s for a special occasion or just a treat for yourself, this carrot cake will not disappoint. Enjoy every bite of this delectable dessert!

Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 40 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour | Serves: 12


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
  • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut (optional)
  • 1 batch cream cheese frosting


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together the granulated sugar, brown sugar, and oil until well combined.
  4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  6. Stir in the grated carrots, nuts, pineapple, and coconut until evenly distributed.
  7. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans and smooth the tops.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Once the cakes are completely cool, frost with cream cheese frosting and serve.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 450 || Carbohydrates: 55g || Protein: 5g || Fat: 25g || Saturated Fat: 5g || Cholesterol: 70mg || Sodium: 400mg || Fiber: 3g || Sugar: 40g

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