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August 26, 2023

Fabulous Carrot Apple Cake with or without Cream Cheese Icing

Today I will share with you a really moist and oh so delicious Apple Carrot Cake recipe, another family favorite.  My husband does not like carrots, but is absolutely crazy about this cake!  In fact, I have not met anyone yet, who did not like this cake. 

Ingredients for cake:

1 c (200 g) granulated sugar

1 c (240 ml) vegetable oil (canola or corn)

4 eggs

1 c (125 g) all-purpose flour

1 c (125 g) whole wheat flour

1 1/2 t (9 g) baking soda

1 t (6 g) salt

2 t (5 g) ground cinnamon

2 c (260 g) carrots, finely grated (about 4 large carrots)

1 1/2 c (265 g) apples, roughly grated (about 2 apples)

1 c (160 g) golden raisins

1/2 c (60 g) walnuts, diced



  • heat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C)
  • mix sugar, oil & eggs
  • beat lightly until thickened
  • sift together the dry ingredients, gradually add to the first mixture
  • add the carrots, apples, raisins, and walnuts. Mix well until all is incorporated.
  • pour into a greased and floured rectangular 9 x 13 x 2 (33 x 23 x 5 cm); or a 12" (30 cm) round pan; or 24 cupcake muffin pans (Hint: I recently started using parchment baking paper to line my cake pans and cupcake liners, instead of greasing and flouring the pans, for a much better end result.  Plus, clean-up is easier!)
  • bake 35 to 40 minutes (25 min for cupcakes), or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
  • remove from the oven, and cool on a rack.

Enjoy with or without icing the cake or cupcakes.  

PS.  The finished (unfrosted cake or cupcakes) freeze really well.  

Cream Cheese Icing for Carrot Cake

4 oz (113 g) Philadelphia cream cheese at room temperature

1/2 c (115 g) butter at room temperature

1 c (120 g) powdered or confectioners’ sugar

1/2 t (2.5 ml) vanilla extract


- With a mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter until they are frothy.

- Incorporate the powdered sugar and vanilla at low speed

- beat at high speed until the icing is fluffy


(double the recipe for carrot cake)

Bon Appetit!


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