Best Moist Carrot Cake

Lightly spiced with warming spices like nutmeg and cinnamon then topped with a fluffy cream cheese frosting, this is going to be the best carrot cake you’ll ever eat!

What you need


all-purpose flour

and more...

Mix dry ingredients


In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients. Set aside.

Mix wet ingredients


In a separate bowl mix together eggs and sugar. Add applesauce, oil, vanilla.

Make the batter


Add dry mixture to liquid mixture. Add carrots and pecans. Divide into two pans.



Bake for about 25-35 minutes.

Cool and cut


Cool the cake. Slice horizontally into two even cake layers.

Make frosting


Whisk butter and salt until enlarged. Transfer the batter into another bowl and set aside.

Add cream cheese


To the frosting bowl, add cream cheese and remaining ingredients. Divide into 4 parts.

Assemble cake


Spread frosting between each cake layer and chill. Sprinkle the sides with the pecans.

Allow to set


Let the cake set for 3-4 hours in the fridge. Decorate the top of the cake with carrot shavings.

– Be sure to avoid packing in your flour when measuring. – Avoid over-mixing your batter as it can cause the cake to get too dense.

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