Chocolate Carrot Cake w/ Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

Treat yourself to a delicious Chocolate Carrot Cake featuring a delightful fusion of rich chocolate and sweet carrots. This moist and tasty dessert pairs the goodness of grated carrots with the deep, chocolaty flavor for a satisfying and cozy experience. Crowned with a creamy layer of chocolate cream cheese frosting, it's a must-try that will have you coming back for seconds!



  • sugar
  • Kosher salt
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon
  • Eggs
  • Carrots
  • Cocoa powder
  • Vegetable oil
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • Pecans
  • Sour cream
  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Chocolate chips
  • All-purpose flour




  • Start by whisking together the dry ingredients – flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set those aside.
  • Next, cream the butter with the brown sugar and white sugar.
  • Mix in the eggs, one at a time. Then add the oil, sour cream, and vanilla extract.
  • Mix the carrots in.
  • Then, mix in the dry ingredients a little bit at a time until just combined.
  • Gently mix in the nuts and chocolate chips.
  • Pour into well-greased a 9″x11″ baking pan and bake at 350 F until a toothpick comes out with nothing stuck to it – about 35 minutes.
  • Set it out to cool for an least one hour before frosting. Then, spread chocolate cream cheese frosting evenly over the top of the cake. I like to add a little texture with the back of a spoon.
  • If you’d like, decorate with chopped pecans and more chocolate chips.


Written by Brunella Boccoleri, photos and video by Sophia Malcoyannis. Original recipe by Stefani Pollack.

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