Nordic carrot cake with cream cheese topping
Super easy and traditional recipe for Nordic carrot cake with cream cheese topping. This recipe is the old-fashioned and traditional recipe which has been used for generations in Denmark.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 8 people
- 300 g brown sugar
- 2 dl vegetable oil
- 4 eggs
- 375 g carrots
- 275 g all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 2.5 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp cinnamon
Cream cheese topping
- 300 g cream cheese
- 180 g butter
- 270 g powdered sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla powder (or essence)
Whip the brown sugar and oil well together while adding the eggs one by one.
Peel the carrots and grate them finely. Add them to the brown sugar mixture.
Add the dry ingredients and mix it all together.
Pour the cake batter into a greased dish with a size of about 20x30 cm (8x12 incand bake it at 185 C (365 F) for about 40 minutes. The baking time depends on the size of the dish. The cake is finished when there is no batter on a fork that is inserted in the cake.
The cheese cream is easily made by whipping all the ingredients together.
The cheese cream is spread evenly over the cake when it is baked and cooled.