Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep
30 mins
Cook
45 mins

Adapted from Betty Crocker recipe. The original recipe had 1 cup vegetable oil which I replaced by half oil half applesauce. Made this into 12 jumbo cupcakes that I baked for about 30 minutes at 350F.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F
  2. Grease bottom and sides of one 13x9-inch pan or two 8-inch or 9-inch round pans with shortening; lightly flour.
  3. In large bowl, beat granulated sugar, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed about 30 seconds or until blended. Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda, 1 teaspoon vanilla and the salt; beat on low speed 1 minute. Stir in carrots and nuts. Pour into pan(s).
  4. Bake 13x9-inch pan 40 to 45 minutes, round pans 30 to 35 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool rectangle in pan on cooling rack. Cool rounds 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  5. In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, milk and vanilla with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, on low speed until smooth and spreadable.
  6. Frost 13x9-inch cake or fill and frost round layers with frosting.
  7. Store in refrigerator.