Carrot cake is a classic dessert that many people love, but have you ever tried a chocolate carrot cake? This delicious twist on the traditional recipe features a rich chocolate cake combined with the sweetness of carrots, topped with a tangy cream cheese frosting that balances out the flavors perfectly. In this article, we'll share our recipe for chocolate carrot cake with cream cheese frosting that's sure to be a hit with your friends and family.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix well.
  3. Add the vegetable oil and eggs to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
  4. Gradually stir in the grated carrots, buttermilk, and vanilla extract. Mix until the batter is smooth.
  5. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cakes comes out clean.
  6. Allow the cakes to cool completely on a wire rack.
  7. While the cakes are cooling, prepare the cream cheese frosting. In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and butter together until smooth.
  8. Gradually add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, until the frosting is thick and creamy.
  9. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  10. Once the cakes are cooled, spread a generous amount of frosting between the layers and on top of the cake.
  11. Serve and enjoy!


  • If you don't have buttermilk, you can make your own by adding 1 tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice to a measuring cup and filling it up to 1 cup with milk. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes before using.
  • For a more intense chocolate flavor, use dark cocoa powder instead of unsweetened cocoa powder.
  • Add some chopped nuts, such as walnuts or pecans, to the batter for some extra crunch.


Chocolate carrot cake with cream cheese frosting is a decadent dessert that's perfect for any occasion. This recipe is easy to follow and will yield a moist and flavorful cake that's sure to impress your guests. Whether you're a fan of carrot cake or just love chocolate, this dessert is definitely worth trying. So, give it a try and let us know what you think!

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