Carrot Pound Cake Recipe || A Delicious Twist on a Classic

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Carrot Pound Cake Recipe
Carrot Pound Cake Recipe

How To Prepare Carrot Pound Cake Recipe?

Preparation: 30 minutes

Baking: 1 hour

Cooling: 1 hour

Total Time: 2 hours

Equipment Needed:

  1. Mixing bowls
  2. Whisk or electric mixer
  3. 9×5-inch loaf pan
  4. Parchment paper
  5. Cooling rack
  6. Grater or food processor
  7. Rubber spatula or wooden spoon

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For the cake:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups grated carrots (about 3 medium carrots)
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk

For the cream cheese frosting:

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

How To make:

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×5-inch loaf pan and line it with parchment paper for easy removal.

Step 2: In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.

Step 3: In a separate large bowl, cream together the softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy using an electric mixer or whisk.

Step 4: Beat in the eggs, one at a time, ensuring each is fully incorporated before adding the next. Stir in the vanilla extract.

Step 5:Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, alternating with the buttermilk. Begin and end with the dry ingredients, mixing just until combined after each addition

Step 6: Fold in the grated carrots using a rubber spatula or wooden spoon until evenly distributed throughout the batter.

Step 7:Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan, spreading it evenly.

Step 8:Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. If the top starts to brown too quickly, you can loosely cover it with foil during the last 15-20 minutes of baking.

Step 9: Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Then, transfer it to a cooling rack and allow it to cool completely.

Step 10: In the meantime, prepare the cream cheese frosting. In a mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese and butter until smooth and creamy. Gradually add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, and beat until well combined. Stir in the vanilla extract.

Step 11:Once the cake has cooled completely, spread the cream cheese frosting evenly over the top of the cake using a spatula or knife.

Nutrition Facts Of Carrot Pound Cake Recipe


Tips and Variations

1. Add a handful of chopped walnuts or pecans to the batter for a delightful crunchy texture.

2. For a citrusy twist, fold in 1/2 cup of finely chopped pineapple or a handful of golden raisins along with the grated carrots.

3. Feel free to experiment with different spices such as ginger or allspice to enhance the flavors of the cake.

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How Do You Make Pound Cake Moist?

The trick to moist-pound cakes is a high proportion of water in the batter. The more water there is, the less flour you need to use to make the cake.

Adding grated carrots will add moisture to your cake as well.

Why Does Carrot Cake Use Oil Instead Of Butter?

Butter contains about 16% water, which will not contribute to the moistness of your cake. Instead, opt for a lighter oil like canola oil.

Carrot tastes amazing with chocolate, but you can also try it with other flavor combinations like lemon and orange.

Can I use pre-shredded carrots instead of grating them myself?

It’s best to grate the carrots yourself for optimal texture and flavor. Pre-shredded carrots can be drier and may affect the overall moisture of the cake.

Can I store the Carrot Pound Cake?

Absolutely! You can store the cake in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

Allow it to come to room temperature before serving for the best taste and texture.


There you have it, my delightful Carrot Pound Cake recipe that brings a unique twist to the classic pound cake.

The combination of buttery richness and the earthy sweetness of carrots creates a moist and flavorful treat that is perfect for any occasion.

So, why not add a touch of variety to your baking repertoire and indulge in this delicious carrot-infused delight? Happy baking and enjoy every delectable slice!