Carrot cake with cheese cream and walnuts

Carrot cake with cream cheese

Carrot cake with cheese cream is a fragrant, spicy dessert that has gained incredible popularity over the past couple of years. It contains aromatic spices, besides, carrots are added to the dough, it gives the cakes juiciness, while the taste of carrots is not felt. A light creamy layer goes well with cakes. Carrot cake with cheese cream and walnuts is not difficult to prepare. It will become a real decoration of the festive table, delight you and your guests.

Cooking time: 2880 minutes (48 hours).

Servings: 8.

Calories: 345.


For the cake:

  • flour - 165 g;
  • eggs - 2 pcs;
  • grated carrots - 175 g;
  • walnuts - 60 g;
  • vegetable oil - 100 g;
  • soda - ½ tsp;
  • baking powder - 1 tsp;
  • sugar - 200 g;
  • salt - 1/3 tsp;
  • cinnamon - 1 tsp;
  • nutmeg - a pinch.

For cream:

  • butter (soft) - 100 g;
  • cream cheese (Philadelphia type) - 350 g;
  • powdered sugar - 50 g.


1. We prepare products for cakes.

ingredients for carrot cake - photo step 1

2. Still need walnuts. They must be cleaned of shells and membranes, dried in a pan. Heat up a dry frying pan and add the nuts. Dry for a few minutes to a pleasant aroma. Immediately remove the pan from the heat, transfer the nuts to another bowl to stop the frying process and the nuts do not burn. Nuts should be covered with a napkin and let them rest.

walnuts in a pan - photo step 2

3. Grind the cooled nuts with a regular knife.

chopped walnut - photo step 3

4. You will need three medium carrots. Carrots should be chosen juicy and fresh (sluggish carrots do not suit us). We clean the carrots.

We clean carrots - photo step 4

5. Rub the carrots on the smallest grater. You can also use a combine or other chopper.

grated carrot - photo step 5

6. Pour vegetable oil into a deep bowl and add all the sugar. Mix with a mixer.

making dough for carrot cake - photo step 6

7. Drive the eggs into a separate bowl.

Eggs in a bowl - photo step 7

8. Without ceasing to beat the butter with sugar, add the eggs to the mass.

making dough for carrot cake - photo step 8

9. Be sure to add salt to the dough for taste.

making dough for carrot cake - photo step 9

10. Prepare dry ingredients.

We prepare dry ingredients - photo step 10

11. We install a sieve on a bowl with an egg-oil mass. Put all dry products in a sieve and sift.

making dough for carrot cake - photo step 11

12. Using a spatula, mix the dry ingredients into a homogeneous mass.

making dough for carrot cake - photo step 12

13. Add prepared nuts, mix well so that the nuts are evenly dispersed in the dough.

making dough for carrot cake - photo step 13

14. Now add the carrots and mix thoroughly.

making dough for carrot cake - photo step 14

15. In what form to bake the cakes depends on how you want to serve the finished cake. If you have a round cake, you should bake the cakes in a detachable biscuit pan. We will have a rectangular cake, we will bake the cake in a wide baking sheet. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper first. During baking, our dough will rise, so we form sides from paper. For safety, we cover the paper with vegetable oil. Transfer all the dough to a baking sheet, evenly distribute it with a silicone spatula.

cooking carrot cake - photo step 15

16. We heat the oven at t-180⁰ C, top-bottom mode. We bake the cake for twenty to thirty minutes, depending on the power of your oven. We check the readiness of the cake with a wooden skewer or toothpick.

cooking carrot cake - photo step 16

17. Transfer the finished cake to a wire rack and let it cool.

cooking carrot cake - photo step 17

18. At the cooled cake, we trim the edges, cut off one or two centimeters from all sides.

cooking carrot cake - photo step 18

19. At this point, the chilled cake can be cut into two equal parts and a two-layer cake can be prepared. We want to make a three-layer cake, so with the help of toothpicks we make markings so that the cakes are cut evenly.

cooking carrot cake - photo step 19

20. Cut the whole cake into three parts.

cut the cake into three parts - photo step 20

21. If you do not plan to finish cooking the cake that day, the cakes can be wrapped in parchment paper and covered with cling film on top. Send the cakes in this form to the refrigerator. Cakes can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three days, but we will prepare the cake the next day. The ability to rest the cakes in the refrigerator helps to evenly distribute moisture in baking.

carrot cake layers - photo step 21

22. It is not necessary to throw away the cake trimmings, they can be left right on the table to dry.

preparation of sprinkles for cake - photo step 22

23. Dried cake slices can be crushed in a blender bowl, or rubbed on a fine grater.

topping for cake - photo step 23

24. For the cream, we will need cream cheese, it is very easy to cook it at home. To do this, you can take a regular package of kefir that you like. For the cream according to the recipe, you need to take two bags of one liter each. The percentage of fat content is better to take higher (2.5-3.2%). Kefir is sent directly in packages to the freezer until it is completely frozen (four to six hours).

kefir package - photo step 24

25. Place the colander on a deep bowl. We cover the colander with gauze in four to six layers, shift the frozen kefir, after taking it out of the package.

making cream cheese - photo step 25

26. We cover the frozen kefir with the free edges of gauze, leave it on the table until it is completely defrosted.

making cream cheese - photo step 26

27. That's such a homogeneous and elastic cream cheese we got.

cream cheese - photo step 27

28. We prepare products for the cream according to the list.

cream products - photo step 28

29. We transfer the products to a bowl. The cream will be whipped with a blender or mixer.

preparation of cheese cream - photo step 29

30. Beat the cheese cream until fluffy.

making cheese cream - photo step 30

31. Generously spread cheese cream between the cakes.

cooking carrot cake with cheese cream - photo step 31

32. Cover the top and sides of the cake with cream. If there are irregularities, smooth them out with cream.

cooking carrot cake with cheese cream - photo step 32

33. Cover the entire cake with sprinkles.

Carrot cake with cream cheese

34. Decorate the carrot cake as you wish. The decoration should contain carrots.

Carrot cake with cream cheese

Here is such an original cake you can cook for the holiday. Fragrant, tasty and bright carrot cake with cheese cream will surely please your guests.