Carrot Cake Recipe


Indulge in the delightful flavors of homemade carrot cake with this easy-to-follow recipe. Bursting with moist, spiced layers and topped with a creamy frosting, it’s a classic dessert that’s perfect for any occasion.


  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup White Sugar
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • ¾ cup Vegetable Oil
  • 2 cups Finely Grated Carrots
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • ½ cup Buttermilk
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Ginger Powder
  • 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ cup Raisins (optional)
  • ¾ cup Chopped Walnuts


  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the oil, white sugar, and brown sugar. Beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Mix in the eggs one at a time, followed by the buttermilk and vanilla. Mix well after each addition.
  4. Sift in the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Gently mix until combined.
  5. Add the grated carrots, walnuts, and raisins (if using), and gently fold into the batter.
  6. Line two baking pans with parchment paper and divide the batter equally between them.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Allow the cakes to cool completely before removing them from the pans.

Nutritional Information:

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30-35 minutes
  • Total Time: 50-55 minutes
  • Calories: Approximately 300 per serving
  • Yield: 2 cakes (12 servings each)
  • Diet: Vegetarian
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Dessert
  • Category: Cake
  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Sugar: 18g
  • Sodium: 180mg
  • Fat: 15g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 30mg

External Links:

  1. Carrot Cake Recipe Variations
  2. Tips for Perfect Carrot Cake
  3. History of Carrot Cake


With its moist texture, warm spices, and delightful sweetness, this carrot cake recipe is sure to become a favorite in your baking repertoire. Enjoy it for birthdays, holidays, or any special occasion!


  1. Can I substitute oil with applesauce for a healthier option?
    • Yes, you can replace the vegetable oil with applesauce for a lower-fat alternative.
  2. Can I use whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose flour?
    • Absolutely, whole wheat flour can be used, but it may result in a denser texture.
  3. Can I make this cake in advance and freeze it?
    • Yes, you can freeze the unfrosted cake layers for up to 3 months. Thaw them in the refrigerator before frosting and serving.
  4. Can I omit the raisins and nuts for a simpler cake?
    • Certainly, feel free to customize the recipe according to your preferences.
  5. Can I use a cream cheese frosting instead of a traditional icing?
    • Yes, a cream cheese frosting pairs wonderfully with carrot cake and adds a creamy tanginess to the dessert.

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