Incredibly Moist & Easy Carrot Cake

Easy recipe for carrot cake:


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups finely grated carrots (about 3-4 medium carrots)
  • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  3. Wet Ingredients: In another bowl, whisk together oil, applesauce, eggs, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  4. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients: Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Do not overmix.
  5. Fold in Carrots, Pineapple, and Nuts: Gently fold in the grated carrots, crushed pineapple, and nuts (if using) into the batter.
  6. Bake: Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Cool: Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Cream Cheese Frosting: In a large bowl, beat together cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy.
  9. Assemble: Once the cakes are completely cooled, spread a layer of cream cheese frosting on top of one cake layer. Place the second cake layer on top and frost the entire cake with the remaining cream cheese frosting.
  10. Serve: Slice and enjoy your delicious and moist carrot cake!

Feel free to customize the recipe to your liking, and enjoy this classic treat!

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