Easy Carrot Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Icing Recipe Video


Preparation Time25 MinCooking Time55 Min
Ready In1 Hr 20 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexJust EnjoyServings6
Main IngredientInterest Group


For cake
 Flour2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
 Baking soda1 Teaspoon
 Baking powder3⁄4 Teaspoon
 Granulated sugar1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Pumpkin pie mix1 Teaspoon
 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Vegetable oil1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Vanilla extarct1 Teaspoon
 Pecan1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chop
 Raisin1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Grated apple1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Carrot1 Cup (16 tbs), finely grated
For frosting
 Cream cheese4 Ounce, softened
 Salt1 Pinch
 Lemon juice1 Teaspoon
 Lemon zest1 Teaspoon
 Icing sugar1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 484 Calories from Fat 248

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 28 g43.8%

Saturated Fat 6.5 g32.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 91.3 mg

Sodium 503.5 mg21%

Total Carbohydrates 55 g18.2%

Dietary Fiber 3.1 g12.3%

Sugars 37.6 g

Protein 6 g12.7%

Vitamin A 79.4% Vitamin C 6.5%

Calcium 10% Iron 9.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F.
2. Grease an English loaf pan and set aside.
3. In a large bowl, sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, pie mix, and salt.
4. Add sugar, pecans, and raisins in it. Mix well.
5. Drop grated apple and carrot. Mix to combine.
6. Add egg, oil, and vanilla extract. Fold to incorporate.
7. Transfer batter into the prepared loaf pan. Pop it in oven and bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick when inserted in the center comes out clean.
8. Remove cake from oven and allow it to cool on wire rack.
9. For frosting, in a bowl put cream cheese and whisk until creamy.
10. Add lemon zest, and lemon juice.
11. Gradually add sugar in bowl, whisk after each addition
12. Add vanilla and salt. Beat for about 3 minutes or until fluffy.

13. Spread frosting on the cake. Sprinkle some pecans on top.

13. Cut in slices and serve carrot cake immediately.