Carrot Cake With Dulce De Leche Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cake with Dulce de Leche Cream Cheese Frosting sounds absolutely divine! Let’s get baking:


For the Carrot Cake:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups grated carrots (about 4-5 medium carrots)
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

For the Dulce de Leche Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 8 oz (225g) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup dulce de leche
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.
  3. In another large bowl, beat together the oil, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  5. Fold in the grated carrots, crushed pineapple, and chopped nuts (if using).
  6. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared cake pans and smooth the tops.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Allow the cakes to cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. For the frosting, beat together the cream cheese, butter, and dulce de leche until smooth and creamy.
  10. Add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, and continue to beat until well combined. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  11. Once the cakes are completely cool, spread a layer of frosting on top of one cake layer. Place the second layer on top and frost the top and sides of the entire cake.
  12. Optional: Garnish the top of the cake with additional chopped nuts or a drizzle of dulce de leche.
  13. Slice and enjoy your delicious Carrot Cake with Dulce de Leche Cream Cheese Frosting!

This cake combines the moistness of carrot cake with the rich sweetness of dulce de leche for a decadent treat. Happy baking!