Delight in the Classic and Flavorful Carrot Cake Recipe!

Kitchen Equipment You’ll Need

Before we jump into the baking process, let’s make sure your kitchen is well-equipped. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Two 9-inch round cake pans
  • Mixing bowls (large and medium-sized)
  • Whisk or spatula
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Hand or stand mixer
  • Wire cooling rack

Ingredients and Directions

Carrot Cake


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg (optional)
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F (175C). Grease and flour the cake pans.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  3. Add vegetable oil and eggs to the dry mixture. Mix well.
  4. Fold in grated carrots, crushed pineapple, coconut, and nuts.
  5. Divide batter into cake pans and bake for 25-30 minutes.
  6. Let cakes cool in pans for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.

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