Cranberry-Carrot Layer Cake

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by Courtly

This moist cake smothered with rich cream cheese frosting makes any dinner festive.

Top Review by liquidnight_13

I have been making this cake every year for our Christmas holiday for 2 or 3 years now. It has become my signature Christmas after dinner treat and I love this cake! Good texture, high rise, and lends itself well to fresh cranberries. Thanks for the great recipe Courtly... sorry it took me so long to review!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the eggs, brown sugar, oil and orange peel; mix well.
  2. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and cloves; beat into egg mixture.
  3. Stir in carrots and cranberries.
  4. Pour into two greased and floured 9 inch round baking pans.
  5. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  6. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  7. For frosting, in a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy.
  8. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar, milk, ginger and orange peel if desired.
  9. Split each cake into two horizontal layers.
  10. Spread frosting between layers and over top and sides of cake.

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