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Apple Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Recipe selected from the eMeals Dessert Plan.

Apple Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Serves 4-6


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup grated apple
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • 2 cups chopped pecans, divided
  • 2 (16-oz) cans cream cheese frosting


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F; coat two 9-inch round cake pans with cooking spray.
  2. Combine brown sugar, granulated sugar, oil, and vanilla in a bowl. Mix on medium speed with an electric mixer until blended.
  3. Add eggs; mix well.
  4. Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg in another bowl. Add half to sugar mixture; mix well. Add remaining flour mixture.
  5. Stir in apple, carrot, and 1 cup pecans until well blended.
  6. Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown on top and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  7. Let cake layers cool in pans 5 minutes; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Place one cake layer on a cake plate; top with frosting. Add second cake layer; frost top and sides. Sprinkle with remaining chopped pecans.
  9. Serves 8 to 10.