This 6-inch Carrot Cake with Cinnamon Whipped Cream Frosting is a must-make this Spring! From it’s soft, moist, perfectly spiced crumb, to the lightly sweet and fluffy cinnamon cream cheese frosting, it’s absolutely irresistible!
For the cake:
-1 + 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
-1 tsp. baking soda
-1/2 tsp. baking powder
-1/2 tsp. salt
-1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
-1/2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
-1/2 tsp. ground ginger
-1/2 tsp. ground cardamom
-1/4 tsp. all-spice
-1/4 tsp. ground cloves
-1/2 cup flavorless oil
-3/4 cups brown sugar, packed
-1/4 cup white sugar
-1/2 cup greek yogurt (or sour cream), room temp.
-1 tsp. vanilla extract
-2 large room temp. eggs
-1 cup freshly grated carrots, packed
For the Frosting:
-5 oz. softened cream cheese
-1 cup powdered sugar
-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
-1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together 1 + 2/3 cups flour, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1/2 tsp. baking powder, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg, 1/2 tsp. ground ginger, 1/2 tsp. ground cardamom, 1/4 tsp. all-spice, and 1/4 tsp. ground cloves. Set that aside.
2. Now in a large bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup flavorless oil, 3/4 cups brown sugar, packed, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup greek yogurt (or sour cream), 1 tsp. vanilla extract, and 2 large eggs. Once combined, add in 1 cup packed grated carrots.
3. Add in the dry ingredients, and mix until combined. Pour batter into 2 6-inch cake pans, lightly greased, and lined with parchment paper.
4. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool on a cooling rack, and meanwhile, make the frosting.
5. Beat together 5 oz. softened cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar, 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract, and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. In another bowl, whip up 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, and fold that in with the cream cheese mixture.
6. Frost the cake, and now you’re ready to serve! Enjoy!
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 30 mins
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 slice
- Calories: 300
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