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Carrot Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Looking for a moist, dense carrot cake recipe that can be made in a bundt pan? If so, this Carrot Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting recipe is PERFECT! Made with vegetable oil, this cake features fresh carrots, and is homemade cream cheese frosting.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Carrot Bundt cake, carrot cake, Carrot cake recipe, cream cheese frosting
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 314cal
Author: Amy Desrosiers
Cost: $4


  • bundt pan


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tsps. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups finely grated carrots I processed mine in the food processor
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tsps cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground clove
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup pecans optional


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a large bowl, add oil, and sugars. Whisk until combined.
  • Add eggs, and whisk until combined.
  • Add vanilla extract and whisk to combine. Mixture will be fluffy.
  • Add baking soda, powder, salt, and spices to the bowl and combine.
  • Stir in flour and mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Add shredded carrots into the batter and fold.
  • Grease a bundt pan and pour batter in evenly.
  • Bake for 42-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. This cake with be dense but springy and slightly dark.
  • Allow the cake to fully cool before removing from the pan.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Add softened cream cheese, milk, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar to a large bowl.
  • Beat mixture until lump free, light and fluffy.
  • Spread on cooled cake. Add pecans or walnuts (optional).


Nutritional values are meant to be a guide and may not be accurate.  


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 314cal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 216mg | Potassium: 200mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 3905IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 2mg