Carrot Cake

The holiday season special. A perfect Carrot Cake recipe for to turn your holidays in a festive occasion. Those who have not tried it, would probably regret that you had never had it before. #HappyCookingToYou

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  • Maida (All-purpose flour) sifted 2 Cups
  • Bareek cheeni (Caster sugar) 1 & ½ Cups
  • Jaifil powder (Nutmeg powder) ¼ tsp
  • Darchini powder (Cinnamon powder) 2 tsp
  • Namak (Salt) ½ tsp
  • Baking soda 1 tsp
  • Neem garam doodh (Lukewarm milk) ½ Cup
  • Lemon juice 1 tbs
  • Anday (Eggs) 3 (room temperature)
  • Vegetable oil 1 Cup
  • Vanilla essence 1 tsp
  • Gajar (Carrots) grated 2 Cups
  • Akhrot (Walnuts) chopped 1 Cup


  • Makhan (Butter) 120 gms (room temperature)
  • Cream cheese 220 gms (room temperature) 
  • Vanilla essence 1 tsp
  • Icing sugar 250 gms


In bowl,add all-purpose flour,caster sugar,nutmeg powder,cinnamon powder,salt,baking soda,mix well and set aside.

In lukewarm milk,add lemon juice,mix well and let it rest for few minutes.Butter milk is ready & set aside.

In bowl,add eggs and beat well.

Add vegetable oil,prepared butter milk,vanilla essence and beat again.

Gradually add dry flour mixture and beat until well combined (don't over beat). 

Add carrots,walnuts and fold gently with the help of the spatula.

Grease 8” inch baking pan with cooking oil,place butter paper and pour cake batter in prepared baking pan.

Bake in preheated oven at 180 C for 40-50 minutes or until the cake pulls away from the side of the pans and a toothpick inserted in the center of the cakes comes out clean.

Remove the cake from the oven and run a knife around the edges to loosen them from the sides of the pan.

Transfer the cake to the wire rack and let it cool.

Cream cheese Frosting:

In bowl,add butter and beat until fluffy.

Add cream cheese and beat until smooth.

Add vanilla essence and icing sugar,beat again and refrigerate until use.


With the help of the cake knife,horizontally cut two layers of cake.

On cake tray,place cake layer and apply frosting.

Place another cake layer and cover the cake with cream cheese frosting & chopped walnuts.

Decorate & serve.

Recipe By: Seema Hanif

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