James By: James
Chocolate Carrot Cake


Recipe courtesy of mOOnchild



For cake layers:

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups granulated sugar

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch-process)

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon each baking powder and baking soda

4 large eggs

1 1/2 cups vegetable oil

4 medium carrots, shredded coarse (about 2 cups)


For cream cheese frosting:

4 ounces cream cheese, softened

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

1 tablespoon vanilla

1/2 cup confectioners' or powdered sugar


For chocolate glaze:

1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

3 ounces fine-quality BITTERSWEET chocolate

(not unsweetened)

6 tablespoons heavy cream

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup confectioners' or powdered sugar



Preheat oven to 350ºF. and grease and flour two 9 by 2-inch round cake pans, knocking of excess flour. Into a bowl sift together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, salt, baking soda and baking powder. In a large bowl with an electric mixer beat together eggs and oil on low speed until combined well. Add flour mixture and beat until just combined. Stir in carrots and devide batter between pans. Bake cake layers in middle of oven 35 to 50 minutes, or until tester comes out clean. Cool cake in pans on a rack 10 minutes and invert onto rack to cool completely.



In a bowl with an electric mixer beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add vanilla and confectioners' sugar and beat untl creamy. Spread frosting on top of 1 cake layer and top with other layer



In a small saucepan combine glaze ingredients and cook over moderate heat, stirring frequently, until chocolate is melted and glaze is smooth. Remove from heat and cool glaze slightly. Spread glaze over top and sides of cake and chill 1 hour, or until set. Serves 6 to 8.

  • Judy 10y

    I think this is as sinful as the Rum Batter!!!

    MMMMMMMMMmmm yummy!!!
  • Ira Heuvelman 10y

    great :) I'll try it once!

  • patisfaction ~ censored 10y

    hey u made me want it!
  • Susan 10y

    Oh, wow!! This is definitely a keeper!! My two favorites combined!
  • Terry(tgf1) 10y

    looks too good! one day i'll try one of these fabulous receipes you have been putting up.:)
  • Jennifer 10y

    delicious--i'm dying from visually-induced coronaries.
  • s.hyo.k 10y

    oh no.......!!!
  • Buntekuh 10y

    Carrots are so healthy! We have to eat that cake! Yummy!
  • Chrissie Jamieson 10y

    YUMMY !

    Excellent photo
  • Ellen Steiof 10y

    It looks so tasty!! And it must be very healthy because there are carrots in! ;-)
  • Jakey or, Jakes or JW 10y

    lol@ molly!
    definitely healthy!!
  • DarCheek 10y

    Oh yeah! Chocolate dem carrots up! Yummy!
  • Maria Christina Oliveira 10y

    I want!!!!!
  • Phillip Chee 10y

    Hmm, I love carrot cake, but, I've never tried chocolate carrot cake. Must...try...to...make...
  • criscicù zerotto 10y

    yummmm...great photo..!
  • Sia 10y

    Minha nooooooossa!
    ...mouth watering... I am a sugar lover...sugar addicted....sugarholic!
  • Bethany Firem 8y

    It is perfect in it's imperfection-Thank you thank you for the recipe. I'm putting gobs of icing on mine
  • David Blaikie 8y

    Delicious photo.
    I showed this to my wife and it really triggered her taste buds, she demanded that I stop torturing her (with the photo).
  • Gisela 7y

    Hi! I'm an admin for a group called eu só quero CHOCOLATE!, and we'd love to have your photos added to the group.
  • Simon Ware 7y

    wow! this looks like a deliciously deviant cake...
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