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Small Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Mini Carrot Cake

This incredibly easy Small Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting is a perfect replica of my mom's potluck favorite!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 4 to 6 servings
Calories 522 kcal
Author Tracy

Ingredients

Special Equipment

Carrot Cake

  • 1/2 cup (60g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 2/3 cup loosely packed grated peeled carrots

Frosting

  • 2 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons (2oz) unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup (80g) powdered sugar sifted
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Lightly grease your baking dish.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, and salt.

  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together sugar, vegetable oil, and egg until well combined. Stir in flour mixture and use a rubber spatula to fold in grated carrots. Transfer batter to prepared baking dish.

  4. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Place cake (in pan) on a cooling rack, and cool completely before frosting, about 45 minutes.

Frosting

  1. Whisk together cream cheese, butter, and vanilla until smooth. Add sifted powdered sugar and salt and whisk until well-combined and fluffy. Spread frosting over the cake. Chilling before serving is optional but recommended. Serve cake in the baking dish and store covered in the refrigerator.