This lovely carrot cake takes literally no time to make and it’s endlessly delicious.
By Tamara Novacoviç
This is one of my favorite cakes. It takes literally no time to make and it’s endlessly delicious.
I remember when I first heard about carrot cake and simply couldn’t imagine carrots inside a cake batter. However, this combination makes the cake moist and flavorful due to cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. It pairs beautifully with cream cheese frosting, flavored generously with vanilla and orange zest and results in one of the best cakes ever.
- 1 egg
- 7 oz (200 g) all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- pinch of salt
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp nutmeg
- ¼ tsp ginger
- 5.9 oz (170 g) butter
- 3 tbsp milk
- 7 oz (200 g) brown sugar
- 4 medium carrots
- 14 oz (400 g) cream cheese
- 2 tbsp vanilla extract
- 7 oz (200 g) powdered sugar
- 1 tsp finely grated orange zest
- Preheat oven to 374F.
- Whisk flour with baking powder, soda, salt and spices. Set aside.
- Melt butter. Whisk egg with sugar, add melted butter, milk and vanilla. Wash, peel and grate carrots, add them to this mixture. In the end, add dry ingredients and whisk to combine.
- Lightly grease and flour smaller rectangle pan. Spread the batter evenly. Bake for about 25 minutes. Let cool completely.
- For the frosting, beat cream cheese with vanilla. Use electric mixer. Gradually add sifted powdered sugar, mix well to combine. Add orange zest. Spread the frosting over cooled cake and let chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
- Cut in squares and serve.
Tamara Novakovic is a passionate self-taught cook, food blogger, freelance food writer and photographer behind bite-my-cake.blogspot.com. Her life journey has led her through Faculty of Humanities in Zagreb, Croatia to discovering passion for making cakes. She is currently a weekly food columnist for Croatian newspaper V magazine and food magazine Repete.