Pumpkin Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Insanely moist and flavorful Pumpkin Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting! Favorite carrot cake - made with pumpkin! After one bite you'll want to add pumpkin to your carrot cake recipe every time. Silky cream cheese frosting and chopped pistachios finish off this delicious cake!


For the Cake
2 large eggs, at room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup canola, vegetable, or coconut oil (I used melted coconut oil because I love the slight flavor it adds to the overall cake)
1/2 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon all-spice
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups coarsely grated carrots
1/2 cup raisins, optional
1/2 cup diced nuts, optional (I used pistachios with great results)

For the Cream Cheese Frosting
6 oz cream cheese, VERY soft
1/4 cup unsalted butter, VERY soft
1 tablespoon vanilla pure extract
2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted

Image Credit : bakerbynature.com


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