Ginger Carrot Cake


The light and fluffy frosting for this luscious layer cake recipe is a mixture of cream cheese and whipping cream.

Ginger Carrot Cake
Photo: Con Poulos
Prep Time:
1 hrs
Cool Time:
10 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ¾ cup sugar

  • 2 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 4 cup finely shredded carrots

  • cup cooking oil

  • ¼ cup orange juice

  • 2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger or 3/4 tsp. ground ginger

  • 1 cup walnuts, toasted and finely chopped (optional)

  • 1 recipe Double-Cream Cheese Frosting

Double-Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened

  • 2 tablespoon whipping cream

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 5 cup powdered sugar


  1. Let eggs stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease two 9-inch round cake pans; line bottoms with waxed or parchment paper; set aside.

  2. In large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl combine eggs, carrots, oil, orange juice, and ginger. Stir egg mixture into flour mixture, stir in nuts. Spread batter in prepared pans. Bake 30-35 minutes or until pick inserted near centers comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool thoroughly on racks.

  3. Prepare Double-Cream Cheese Frosting. Place one layer flat side down on plate; spread 3/4 cup frosting. Stack second layer flat side down; spread remaining frosting on top and sides. Makes 12 servings.

Double-Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. In large bowl beat together on low speed cream cheese, whipping cream, and salt until fluffy. Gradually beat in powdered sugar. Makes 2-1/2 cups.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

607 Calories
22g Fat
100g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 607
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 95mg 32%
Sodium 316mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 100g 36%
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 4.7mg 24%
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 1.8mg 10%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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