Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

My son loves Carrot Cake, but not sure if he just loves the icing more, I suspect it could be.  But I’m not complaining, I really enjoy both and happy to make both!!  I split the batter in half and cooked it in two tins, then doubled the cream cheese icing recipe so I could layer the middle of the cake with more cream cheese icing, you can never have too much of this icing!

A nutty and very subtle spiced carrot cake, topped with loads of cream cheese icing.

Find the Cream Cheese Icing Recipe here.

A nutty and very subtle spiced carrot cake, topped with loads of cream cheese icing.


Carrot Cake with Cream cheese Frosting

  • Author: Katrina
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 2 cups self raising flour
  • 2 cups carrot, finely grated (approx 4 large carrots)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 300g icing sugar
  • 125g cream cheese, cubed
  • 50g butter, room temp


  1. Preheat oven to 180C
  2. Grease round cake tin
  3. Beat sugar and oil until combined
  4. Add 1 egg at a time, continue beating for another 2 minutes
  5. Add salt, bicarb soda, carrots, flour, walnuts and spices
  6. Mix until all combined
  7. Spoon mixture into tin and bake for 35-45 minutes or until lightly golden, reduce time slightly if you are splitting the mixture into two tins.


  1. Beat the icing sugar and butter together with an electric mixer until well combined.
  2. Add the cream cheese and beat slowly for 1 minute
  3. Turn the mixer to medium high, beating for a further 4 minutes or until icing is light and fluffy.

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SamK February 23, 2014 - 2:47 PM

Hi Katrina,
I made this yesterday. Very yummy and so moist. The only thing I did differently was to leave out the nuts so it is school friendly and, also, anyone who wants nuts at home can add them to the top of the icing before eating. This will very quickly become a family favourite. Thanks so much!

Katrina February 24, 2014 - 2:59 PM

Great idea leaving the nuts out to make it school friendly, so pleased you enjoyed it!

Judith October 7, 2014 - 2:11 PM

Sounds yummy! What width cake tin do you use?

Love all your hints, tips and recipes!

Katrina - The Organised Housewife October 7, 2014 - 2:57 PM

Hi Judith, just a standard round cake pan.

Deb March 31, 2016 - 7:10 AM

The carrot cake recipie looks great can it be converted for Thermomix please

julie April 12, 2016 - 11:42 AM

can you freeze this carrot cake

Katrina - The Organised Housewife April 13, 2016 - 9:52 AM

Yes, I freeze just about everything I make 😉


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