Super Easy Carrot Cake Recipe

easy carrot cake recipe

I absolutely LOVE to bake, I always have. And now that I’ve taken a few cake decorating classes at Michael’s I love to decorate cakes as well. One of my favorite kinds of cake is carrot. This is one of the easiest and most delicious carrot cake recipes I have ever tried! I can’t take credit for the recipe though, I found it on Jessica’s website Mom4real.


  • Cake:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups grated carrots (I like mine finely grated)
  • Icing:
  • 3/4 stick of softened butter
  • 1 8oz bar cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 16oz box of confectioners sugar


  1. Cake:
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  3. Combine dry ingredients with a whisk or spatula
  4. Add oil and then eggs one at a time. But do not over beat
  5. Fold in carrots
  6. Fill 2 round cake pans floured and greased or 24 cupcakes and bake for 30-35 minutes, until a toothpick in the middle comes out clean
  7. Icing:
  8. Beat together butter and cream cheese until smooth
  9. Add extract and mix in
  10. Add entire box of powdered sugar and beat until creamy and smooth about 5 minutes


You can half the recipe for a dozen cupcakes or just one pan.

The cupcakes are flavorful, moist and light. Truly one of the most delicious carrot cake recipes I’ve ever made 🙂 I learned how to make buttercream frosting a few months ago and have been obsessed. Now this is my new go to icing. It’s AWESOME! I’ve already baked twice this week.

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