Best Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Icing

Recipe by Lainey39

This is my mother-in-law's recipe. It is made in one 9-inch round cake pan. I think it's the best carrot cake I've ever had.

Top Review by angie_pangie

No complaints here! This was a fantastic cake and I love the one-layer size. This will make it great to take to a friend's house for a coffee date (we won't have to feel so guilty and I can still leave some behind for my friend! I made it for a dessert/appetizer buffet last night and it was the first thing to go. Thanks Lainey!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For cake, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-inch round cake pan. Dust with flour.
  2. In bowl, mix together flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs, 1 at a time.
  5. Beat flour mixture and milk into butter mixture.
  6. Stir in carrots and nuts.
  7. Pour into pan.
  8. Bake cake for 40 minutes.
  9. Let cake cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan.
  10. For icing, beat butter and cream cheese.
  11. Beat in vanilla.
  12. Beat in sugar.
  13. Mix topping ingredients in separate bowl.
  14. Spread icing on cake when it is completely cooled.
  15. Sprinkle nut mixture on top of cake.

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