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Carrot Cake with Spiced Creamy Cream Cheese Frosting

There's just something about sour cream mixed into a cake batter. The added moisture and texture makes it so-so-so fluff-ilicious!
Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Servings - 16 slices


  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp teaspoon ginger
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup grated carrots about 4 medium carrots

Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 2 3/4 cups powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350. Grease 2 9 - round cake plates with non-stick cooking spray and flour.
  • In a mixing bowl or stand mixer, beat together the eggs, oil, and sour cream until creamy. Beat in the sugar until smooth.
  • Add the cake flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger and salt. Beat for 2 to 3 minutes, or until smooth batter forms. Fold in the shredded coconut and grated carrots. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish.
  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes on a cooling rack before removing the cake and placing on the serving platter.
  • To remove the cake, gently loosen the edges with a knife. Flip it onto a flat baking sheet, then flip it back right side up onto the serving platter. Let cool for at least an hour before frosting.

Spiced Creamy Cream Cheese Frosting

  • To make the frosting, beat the softened butter, sour cream and cream cheese with the vanilla until smooth. Add the cinnamon, ginger and 1 cup of the powdered sugar. Beat until smooth. Add the last cup of powdered sugar and beat until thick and creamy. Place the frosting in the refrigerator until the cake is cooled and ready to be frosted.
  • Place the cooled cake on the serving dish of your choice, then frost the top and sides of the carrot cake. Sprinkle shredded coconut over the tops and sides of the cake.
  • Slice and serve.