Classic Carrot Cake

Classic Carrot Cake Recipe


Makes 10 to 12 servings

Recipe from

Gooseberry Patch


4 eggs
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 cup oil
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 carrots, shredded
1 cup apple, cored, peeled and coarsely chopped
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Cream Cheese Frosting:
8-oz. package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 1/2 to 5 cups powdered sugar


Blend eggs, sugar and oil together; set aside. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; mix into egg mixture. Stir in carrots, apple and walnuts; pour into 2 greased and floured 9" round baking pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center removes clean; cool on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely. Prepare Cream Cheese Frosting: Blend cream cheese, butter and vanilla together until fluffy; gradually mix in powdered sugar until smooth. Arrange one layer of cake on a serving plate; frost with cream cheese frosting. Add second layer; frost top and sides.