Recipes and Cooking Ginger Carrot Cake 5.0 (1) 1 Review The light and fluffy frosting for this luscious layer cake recipe is a mixture of cream cheese and whipping cream. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on March 29, 2021 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Con Poulos Prep Time: 1 hrs Cool Time: 10 mins Bake Time: 30 mins Total Time: 1 hrs Servings: 12 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 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 ⅔ 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 Directions 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. 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. 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 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. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 607 Calories 22g Fat 100g Carbs 5g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label 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.