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Classic Carrot Cake - A moist carrot cake recipe with incredible sweet carrot flavor with spices. A traditional Easter dessert.

Carrot Cake

A moist carrot cake recipe with a wonderful nutty and carrot flavor. A traditional Easter dessert recipe with incredible flavor!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword carrot cake, Easter dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 289kcal


  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 cup grated carrots
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup walnuts chopped, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Prepare cake pan by greasing it with butter.
  • In a medium bowl fitted with a mixer, combine sugar and eggs.
    Mix on medium/low for 4-5 minutes.
  • Beat in oil, and vanilla extract.
  • Add flour, baking powder and cinnamon and mix for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add thinly shredded carrots and walnuts and stir by hand.
  • Pour in cake pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until center of cake comes out clean when a toothpick is inserted into the center.
  • Allow cake to cool before removing from pans.


Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 200mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 5425IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg