Carrot Cake Recipe

Carrot Cake Recipe

Carrot Cake is a type of cake that uses grated carrots as the primary ingredient. Like all cakes, this carrot cake recipe requires a batter which is made up of flour, sugar, eggs, baking soda, and baking powder. This is a good moist cake to feast-on since the hefty amount of carrots softens when baked thus providing additional moisture and flavor.

This carrot cake recipe makes use of additional ingredients that are not common in ordinary carrot cakes. The walnuts in particular gives this cake a richer flavor that goes well with the cream cheese frosting.

If you are thinking of something to make for Thanksgiving, a Noche Buena dessert for Christmas, or even a nice dessert for the whole family — then you consider putting this carrot cake recipe in your list. I’m sure that you will enjoy eating it as well as you had fun in the baking process.

Try this Carrot Cake recipe and please send us your feedback.

Carrot Cake Recipe

Carrot Cake Recipe



  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 pcs raw eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 6 tbsp butter, melted
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Watch the cooking video:

Cooking Procedure:

1. Bake the cake

1.1 Combine flour, baking soda, ground cinnamon, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl than whisk until everything is properly distributed
1.2 Beat the eggs using an electric mixer in a separate mixing bowl.
1.3 Add the granulated and light brown sugar then continue mixing until fully blended.
1.4 Add the vegetable oil, fresh milk, and vanilla extract then continue mixing until texture becomes smooth.
1.5 Put-in the flour-baking soda-cinnamon-baking powder-salt mixture then continue mixing using low speed.
1.6 Fold-in the carrots and walnuts
1.7 Pour the batter on a cake pan with shaped wax paper
1.8 Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake the batter for 35 to 50 minutes (you know that the cake is done when toothpick inserted comes out clean)
1.9 Remove from the oven and allow to cool down.

2. Make the frosting

2.1 Beat the cream cheese using an electric mixer
2.2 Add-in the butter and vanilla extract then continue mixing until the mixture is well blended
2.3 Add the confectioners sugar then mix until texture becomes smooth
2.4 Set aside

3. Apply the frosting over the cake

3.1 Place the first cake on a flat surface and apply frosting on the top part spreading it evenly
3.2 Place the second cake on top of the first cake and align properly
3.3 Apply the remaining frosting on top and on the sides of the cake
3.4 Garnish with chopped wallnuts on top and on the sides
3.5 Refrigerate for at least an hour then serve. Share and enjoy!

Number of servings (yield): 8

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Vanjo Merano

I blog about Filipino and Asian food and recipes.

38 thoughts on “Carrot Cake Recipe”

  1. I’ve been looking recipes of carrot cake. Hope this is it. Anyway, thanks for sharing your craft.

  2. Hi kuya . I love ur cooking site. I’ve tried almost all ur recipe its its a hit …i will try ur carrot cake ,thank you for sharing your talent to everybody.

  3. I tried to find walnuts in my local stores but there ain’t any. I used the classic Happy nuts instead which you can even buy in a sari-sari store hahaha. I saved a lot from it. Thanks again for this. :)))

  4. hi! I’m wondering if I switched the oil for butter would it be the same?

  5. I love this recipe.. And I have search a lot of Carrot Cake recipes here on the web, and this is the best so far.. Thank you so much for sharing..

  6. hi there kuya, I tried baking your cake today and it’s perfect. Now the problem is the Icing I made, I think it’s the soft cheese I used it’s very liquidy, but when I left it for a few hours it turns like the one you did. Now what I want to know is what’s the name of the brand of the cream cheese you used. I live in the UK so other brands don’t reach here, my mates recommends me using “Philadelphia” if it were you what would you use? – hope to hear from you soon and thank you for the wonderful recipé.

  7. Gud day kuya, i will make this for my baby cristening next week. I’m sure my bisita will like this. Thank u and God bless us!!

  8. This recipe is awesome!!!!! A big hit in the household:-)… I also tried dates instead of walnuts (for my son as he got nut allergy )–// so yummmmmy too!! Thank u!

  9. Hello Kuya,thank you so much!! I tried your carrot cake recipe and it was a hit at my husband’s work lunch-get-together.I doubled the amount of my frosting for a yummy and heavy cream cheese experience.Congratulations and it seems that your website is making it to the top of the Semifinalist 12th Philippine Web Awards.Hope more will vote for your blog is really very helpful.May God bless you more for sharing your talent with us!!

  10. Hi! I have been an avid follower of Panlasang Pinoy since my family moved here in Japan. I wanted to try baking the carrot cake but we dont have complete baking utensils/equipment yet. Would it affect the finished product if we just manually mix the ingredients with a balloon whisk instead of using an electric mixer? Also, is there a substitute for the greasing spray you used? We are in Hokkaido, Japan. I don`t know if we have that kind of spray here. Thank you.

  11. You are doing us amateurs a great service! <3 :) may i suggest na maglagay ng approximate cost sa bawat isang recipe? :) hahaha

    God Bless and more power for 2011!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. hello kuya, thanks for your great website, I have learned cooking because I always watch your videos. I just want to ask, I cannot find all purpose flour here, can I used the cream flour or self raising flour? Thanks po

  13. Your recipes are such of great help for me. Your cooking instructions/procedures are very clear and easy to understand. How i wish my husband can cook like you…:) Last time, i tried lasagna and it was great.

    Anyway, can i just use butter for the baking pan instead of non-stick baking spray?

  14. Hi,
    thank you very much for your work, it’s very appreciated :)
    I just wanted to ask one thing: when you measure the ingredients in “cups” it’s a little difficult for me to understand and try to reproduce this recipe as in Italy we tend to use grams, kilograms and so on…what is the corresponing measure for “1 cup”? I found this different way to measure ingredients in literally hundreds of non-european recipes on-line and the translation would make my life so much easier! Thank you in advance 😉

  15. This is the best cooking website I’ve ever seen. Thank you for teaching us.
    I always visit your website from time to time…Also, I’ve learned a lot.
    Thank you for sharing…

  16. hi kuya i will make this carrots cake on xmass i love it.thanks coz u are there.

  17. hi to both of you husband and wifey team..
    keep up your good works i love it..many thanks and godbless..i like the carrot cake, and some other filipino recipe nakakamiss ano? i’ll try it sooner.. cheers!!!

  18. yum, i’ll make this soon!!! if it’s not too much to ask, i hope u can also post d recipe for buko pandan :D. tnx a lot! :)

  19. When i tried the banana cake, all of my co-workers and friends had a good comments, but when 1 of my friends informed me to try also the carrot, i blink twice coz i remember that you didnt yet post it into your site, so i just said ok i will try nextime, and here it is luckyly i got it hahaha ….thanks kuya!

  20. Greeting:

    Wow kuya another recipe for me to prepare this coming xmas aside of Max’s style fried chicken, really much appreciated if u can give at least 2 more recipe this coming holiday season. Coz i want our 1st xmas celebration as a family being a memorable one! Thanks in advance.


  21. Thanks for so many great recipes, my whole family loves them. May I make a suggestion though — Could you please mention the ingredients and quantities on your video clips. This would make it so much easier to just follow them and cook. Keep up the great work — we love it.

  22. Thank you so much for your website, i always watch the website and it helps alot. Thank you for helping us in cooking. May god bless you and goodhealth.

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