If you’re looking for a super moist carrot cake with cream cheese frosting made from scratch, look no further! This two layer Carrot Cake Layer Cake with Buttermilk Cream Cheese Frosting is easy to bake and will certainly impress your family and friends.
I think spring is finally starting to arrive. The weather has gotten much warmer and the snow has finally melted. The days of wet, soggy boots and overworked car scrapers are soon behind us as we break out the spring jackets and umbrellas. The official first day of spring is tomorrow, and I made a cake to celebrate. Since you loved my strawberry cake recipe so much, I wanted to make a Carrot Cake Layer Cake for spring and Easter coming up. Of course you can never have carrot cake without cream cheese frosting, so I opted for Buttermilk Cream Cheese Frosting as I love the tang of buttermilk (plus you more than likely will have some leftover buttermilk after baking the cake). As with all of my desserts, this cake is made from scratch without boxed cake mix and with homemade cream cheese frosting. Really it’s the only way to get a super moist carrot cake. Don’t let that scare you though! Baking a cake from scratch is easy. All you have to do is measure and mix. Piece of cake (pun intended).
When I was doing some recipe research, I saw that one cake used a buttermilk glaze before adding frosting. To be perfectly honest, I wasn’t sure why the extra glaze was needed when you were frosting it anyway. That’s when I got the idea to combine the two ideas and make Buttermilk Cream Cheese Frosting.
This carrot cake stays incredibly moist thanks to the vegetable oil, brown sugar, and buttermilk. My store sells a small carton of buttermilk, so I didn’t have to worry about wasting it. However, if you do find yourself with leftover buttermilk, you can make Buttermilk Ice Cream or Irish Soda Bread Muffins. Side note – I don’t know why the word moist bothers people. It’s the only way to describe this carrot cake! Other than “this cake is the opposite of dry.” Does moist bother you when describing a cake? Is it really that bad of a word?
Source: Adapted from My Recipes
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