Moist Carrot Cake Recipe | Yummly
AboutCareersContact UsFAQs
BookmarkletYum Button

Moist Carrot Cake

Deanna Hoflin: "I followed the recipe to a T and it turned out gr…" Read More
Read Directions
Add to Meal Planner
Moist Carrot Cake

Add to Meal Planner


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 lb. baby carrots (packge, finely grated)
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 12 Tbsp. unsalted butter (room temperature, 1½ sticks)
  • 16 oz. cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 8 cups powdered sugar (sifted)
  • 1 Tbsp. pure vanilla extract
  • Did you make this?
    Add All to Shopping List
    Add to Meal Planner

    NutritionView More

    Unlock full nutritional details with subscription

    Calories1000Calories from Fat450
    Total Fat50g77%
    Saturated Fat17g85%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat450
    Total Carbohydrate135g45%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A120%
    Vitamin C2%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Reviewer Profile Image
    Deanna Hoflin 5 days ago
    I followed the recipe to a T and it turned out great! The cream cheese icing is phenomenal😋
    Reviewer Profile Image
    Chris F. a month ago
    great and easy to cook
    Reviewer Profile Image
    Kelley B 3 months ago
    Turned out great and the instructions were easy to follow. this recipe makes so much frosting too. so good!
    Reviewer Profile Image
    Kerry a year ago
    Lovely and moist. Had lots of frosting left to freeze. I only put 1 cup of sugar in the cake mixture, and in the frosting, halved the icing sugar too.
    Reviewer Profile Image
    Iriaxi Torres 2 years ago
    everyone loves it. I just make the cake not the frosting and its delicious.
    Reviewer Profile Image
    It turned out great. It was easy to make. I only made half the frosting and had plenty. My family loved it!
    Reviewer Profile Image
    Awesome, was gone in one day
    Reviewer Profile Image
    serhan 3 years ago
    It’s a delicious and yummy
    Reviewer Profile Image
    Patricia Chandler 4 years ago
    Great love this one Would recommend to all my friends and family
    Reviewer Profile Image
    Sarah :. 4 years ago
    Made this cake for my sister & it came out great. Will make again.
    Reviewer Profile Image
    Zsuzsa 4 years ago
    Cake came out perfect! It’s a great recipe!
    Reviewer Profile Image
    Kyrie Burrus 4 years ago
    The cake itself was moist & delicious . However...if you follow the frosting part of recipe, you'll end up with 3 times the amount of frosting you need. We actually attempted to use all the frosting, & ended up scraping over half of it off. It was completely overwhelming. So, please make the cake, but do half the frosting recipe (& that's still a bit too much)
    Reviewer Profile Image
    Chelsea Perron 4 years ago
    I added a 1/2 tsp nutmeg and walnuts to the cake. Only used 5 cups of icing sugar in the frosting. It was really sweet already but it did end up a little thinner than I’d prefer. Did have lots left over too. Will tweak that part but the cake was awesome and moist.
    Reviewer Profile Image
    Hernandez 4 years ago
    It’s delicious! But definitely cook for longer.
    Reviewer Profile Image
    Andy Hopwood 4 years ago
    This recipe is amazing! Baked super evenly and looked like a pro had cooked it. Wife was super impressed
    Reviewer Profile Image
    Tamese Strong 4 years ago
    Very moist as description states!
    Reviewer Profile Image
    Melinda 4 years ago
    was a big hit with the boyfriend. supermoist loved it. was easy to make.
    Reviewer Profile Image
    Adam Chambers 4 years ago
    Amazing moist Carrot cake, everyone loved it
    Reviewer Profile Image
    Tonya T. 4 years ago
    Perfect! I make it for every event I go to and it leaves the crowd amazed! Super easy too.
    Reviewer Profile Image
    Marisia H. 5 years ago
    Great. Nice and moist
    Reviewer Profile Image
    Emily Perkins 5 years ago
    It was great! A big hit with everyone who ate it.
    Reviewer Profile Image
    Ashlin D. 6 years ago
    So good! It turned out really moist and spongy. I added 1/2 tsp of nutmeg aswell. I would recommended this to anyone and will only use the recipe from now on 💯
    Reviewer Profile Image
    Maria P. 6 years ago
    The recepy and the ingredientes are easy. I changed all-purpouse flour for oatmeal flour and I added lemon to the cream cheese frosting +less sugar. turned veeeery amazing, a must!
    Reviewer Profile Image
    Mel S. 6 years ago
    It turned out good. Next time I'll add Nuts & Raisins. 8 Cups of frosting was too much. Only needed 6 Cups.
    Reviewer Profile Image
    Bob Howard-Horst 6 years ago
    Please proofread your instructions. Eight cups of powdered sugar is an ENORMOUS amount. I used two cups and it turned out fine. Aside from that (probably) typo, this is without doubt the BEST carrot cake I've ever made. I think it set a record for the how quickly it disappeared! The tip for making the cake moist is so obvious that I'm surprised it's not common knowledge! I'm going to do that for every cake from now on!