How to Make a Deliciously Moist Carrot Cake!

by Rikki Kazmierowicz

This is a birthday cake for my Aunty. It turned out so deliciously I had to share it with you! Enjoy! If you're wondering how I made my birthday cake banner, check out my guide! :)


  • 2 ½ Cups Grated carrots
  • 1 Cup Raisins
  • Zest of 1 tangerine
  • 1 Cup Walnuts (optional)
  • 1 Cup Coconut (optional)
  • 8 Ounces Pineapple crushed and drained
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla extract
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 4 Teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons Baking soda
  • ¼ Teaspoons Nutmeg
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • For frosting:
  • 8 Ounces Cream cheese
  • ½ Cups Butter
  • ½ Cups Shortening
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla
  • 2 Teaspoons Salt
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Grate carrots, or use a food processor!

    Step 2

    Combine raisins, carrots, pineapple, and orange zest!

    Step 3

    Combine dry ingredients, and mix thoroughly.

    Step 4

    Add eggs, oil and vanilla to carrot mixture. Then slowly beat in dry ingredients.

    Step 5

    Pour in, greased and parchment lined baking pans!

    Step 6

    Bake at 350 degrees F for about 25-30 min, or until springy to touch. Do not over bake!

    Step 7

    Beat room temperature butter, cream cheese, and shortening, slowly add salt, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar cup by cup.

    Step 8

    Let stand until completely cool, and then carefully place on your cake board, or plate.

    Step 9

    Add frosting, or whatever filling you'd like, and then stack your next layer!

    Step 10

    Cover the whole cake with a thin layer of icing, and place in the fridge to crust over.

    Step 11

    Here is my 6 in cake. Iced and refrigerated too!

    Step 12

    After 15 min, remove your cakes from fridge and decorate however you please. Then stack your cakes, and....

    Step 13

    Ta da!! Everybody here is my beauty!! :)

    Step 14

    Here is my girl to hold the "flower back drop" ;))

    Step 15

    Uh oh.. My cake has been photo bombed! ;) for more frosting techniques and tips check out my blog. Little Sister Sweets. Link in bio!