Carrot Cake Sheet Cake Recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting

This Carrot Cake Sheet Cake Recipe with a Cream Cheese Frosting is tender, sweet and so delicious!  This recipe is made with less oil than many other carrot cake recipes.



Carrot Cake

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 cups grated carrots

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 ounces block of cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 cups icing sugar (confectioners’ sugar)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • sweetened shredded coconut for sprinkling


Making the Cake

  1. Preheat your oven oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare a 9×13 pan, with either grease and flour, or a baking spray.
  3. In a mixing bowl beat together the eggs, apple sauce, oil, sugars and vanilla.
  4. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  5. Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients.
  6. Stir in the shredded carrots.
  7. Pour into your 9×13 prepared pan.
  8. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean.

Making the Frosting

  1. In a mixing bowl beat together the cream cheese, butter, vanilla and icing sugar, until smooth.

Putting the Cake Together

  1. Let the cake cool in the pan completely before frosting.
  2. Once the cake is cooled, spread the frosting evenly on the cake.
  3. Optional: Sprinkle the frosted cake with the sweetened, shredded coconut.
  4. Cut and serve!


If you like pecans or raisins in your carrot cake, feel free to add 1/2 cup of either to the cake batter before baking.

Keywords: carrot cake, sheet cake