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Farmhouse Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

A delicious triple layer cake with the absolute best cream cheese frosting you will ever taste.


Cake ingredients

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup oil
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 4 cups grated or shredded carrots
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1 cup raisins (optional)

Frosting ingredients

  • 2 sticks butter (softened)
  • 2 8 oz bricks cream cheese (softened)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla


Cake directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat eggs and oil. Add vanilla and sugars, beat until well mixed.

  2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and spices. Then add the flour mixture (a bit at a time) to the larger bowl and mix to combine.

  3. Add the carrots, stir to combine. If using walnuts and/or raisins, add those at this time as well.

  4. Put batter in greased and floured 9x13 pan and bake at 350 for 1 hour OR put batter in three greased and floured round cake pans and bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes. Cool for at least one hour before frosting.

Frosting directions

  1. To make frosting, mix butter and cream cheese until thoroughly combined. Add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, and the vanilla. Mix until smooth. Frost cake.

  2. Store cake in refrigerator. Enjoy!