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Sheet Pan Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

This soft Sheet Pan Carrot Cake makes enough to feed a crowd! This recipe uses a secret ingredient instead of shredded carrots. Topped with a fluffy cream cheese frosting, this dessert will leave everyone wanting the recipe.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: carrot cake, Dessert, easter, Easter dessert
Servings: 35
Calories: 238kcal

Equipment

  • Large Bowl (2)
  • Mixing Bowl
  • 15x10x2 Sheet Pan
  • Wire Rack

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 12 ounces carrot baby food 3 ( 4 ounce jars )

Frosting

  • 8 ounces cream cheese 1 package, softened
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, beat eggs and oil for 2 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to egg mixture. Add in baby food; mix well.
  • Transfer to a greased 15x10x1 inch baking pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • While the cake cools, make the frosting. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy (I love using an electric hand mixer, but you can also do it by hand).
  • Mix in milk and vanilla. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until it reaches the desired consistency (I like to make mine light and fluffy so that it's easier to spread).
  • Gently spread the frosting on the cake using a spatula.
  • Cut into squares and serve.

Notes

  • Don’t be scared by the baby food – it acts kind of like applesauce does in other baked goods, keeping this cake very soft and moist with amazing flavor.

Nutrition

Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 1999IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg