Delicious Carrot Cake

INSIDE : Learn how to bake a delicious carrot cake packed full of spicy flavor and fruit. And don’t forget the amazing cream cheese frosting!

Delicious Carrot Cake

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Shared with permission from Farmhouse Weekends by Melissa Bahen : published by Gibbs Smith 2021.

Farmhouse Weekends

I am so excited to share another amazing book by my talented friend, Melissa from Lulu the Baker. I shared her other book Scandinavian Gatherings a few years ago and you all LOVED it.

Today, I’m sharing a recipe from her newest book Farmhouse Weekends : Menus for Relaxing Country Meals all Year Long!

Farmhouse Weekends cookbook

Recipe Taste Testing

I had the enormous honor of doing a few recipe testings while she was still working on this book, so I can attest to these recipes being amazing. I made her Smoky White Bean Chili with Chicken and her Maple Spice Cake with Grandma Phyllis’s Penuche Frosting – BOTH incredible.

Spring Carrot Cake

Delicious Carrot Cake

Over Easter I made this tasty treat and we were all in love. I hadn’t baked a carrot cake before so this felt like a great introduction to one of my favorites.

Setting a Dessert Table

To set a lovely spring dessert table it takes only a few fun extras.

  • Start by laying down a gorgeous graphic table runner. I used this fun black and white geometric one.
  • Next add simple white plates and colorful cloth napkins.
  • Cheerful green vintage glassware and copper flatware make for a perfect statement.
  • Now sit down and enjoy a slice of your dessert!
Dessert Carrot Cake

Delicious Carrot Cake

Yield: 1 Cake
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Learn how to bake a delicious carrot cake packed full of spicy flavor and fruit. And don't forget the amazing cream cheese frosting!



  • 4 eggs
  • 2 Cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups shredded carrots

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 (8 ounce) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 pound (about 3 3/4 cups) powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans for topping


  1. Start by preheating oven to 350 F.
  2. Spray a 9x13 inch baking pan (or 6" round pans like me) with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, combine eggs, sugar and oil.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the large bowl and stir until just combined. Add in the carrots and stir.
  5. Spread the batter in the prepared pan and bake 40-45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
  6. Allow the cake to cool completely before frosting.
  7. While the cake cools, make the frosting. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add the powdered sugar, vanilla and salt beat until smooth.
  8. When the cake is completely cool, frost and sprinkle with chopped pecans.
  9. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 518Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 438mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 2gSugar: 35gProtein: 6g

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Dessert Cake

Want to see the Youtube video of this project? Check it out here.

I know without a doubt you will love this cake! Be sure to pick up Melissa’s book Farmhouse Weekends and give it a try today.

Delicious Carrot Cake, Farmhouse Weekends

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