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Classic Carrot Cake recipe

Classic Carrot Cake Recipe

This classic carrot cake is moist, perfectly-spiced and made with a homemade cream cheese frosting. A timeless dessert that's always a hit at parties and gatherings.





  • Step 1.

    Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9-13 inch cake tin
  • Step 2.

    In a large bowl, beat together eggs, oil, white sugar, and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract. Mix in flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Stir in carrots. Pour into prepared tin.
  • Step 3.

    Bake in the oven for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.
  • Step 4.

    To make the frosting: In a medium bowl, combine butter, cream cheese, icing sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Beat until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Frost the cooled cake. Top with the crushed hazelnuts.


  1. 4 Eggs

  2. 1.25 cupVegetable oil

  3. 2 cupWhite Sugar

  4. 2 tspVanilla Extract

  5. 2 cupAll-purpose Flour

  6. 2 tspBaking Soda

  7. 0.5 tspBaking Powder

  8. 0.5 tspSalt

  9. 2 tspGround Cinnamon

  10. 3 cupCarrots

  11. 0.5 cupButter

  12. 8 ozCream Cheese

  13. 4 cupIcing Sugar

  14. 0.5 cupHazelnuts, chopped

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