Carrot Cake Mini Stacks with Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cake Mini Stacks with Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 60M Total Time

  • 40M Prep Time

  • 16 Ingredients

  • 6 Servings


  1. PREHEAT oven to 350˚ and spray a 13” x 18” sheet pan with rolled edges with cooking spray.

  2. In a medium bowl, SIFT the dry ingredients together.

  3. CREAM sugar and eggs in a large bowl. MIX in carrots until well blended. Alternately ADD the flour mixture and the oil, starting and ending with the flour mixture. MIX in vanilla.

  4. POUR into sheet pan and BAKE for 20 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.

  5. REMOVE from oven and let COOL. CUT out 18 round circles with a 3” biscuit cutter. ASSEMBLE 3 cake circles at a time by FROSTING the top of one, then layering a second circle on top of the first and FROSTING the top of the second, repeat some steps for the third. DECORATE tops of mini cakes as desired.

  6. Frosting:

    BEAT together the butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer. With the mixer on low speed, add the powdered sugar a cup at a time until smooth and creamy. ADD vanilla and mix till blended.


  • 4 EGGS
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 8 oz. strained carrots (baby food)
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • pinch nutmeg
  • pinch cloves
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 oz. unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


If you prefer the texture of shredded carrots, you can substitute 3 cups in place of the strained baby carrots.


To save time, use pre-made sugar decorations found in the grocery baking section or craft store. Or use chopped pecans.

Desserts with cream cheese frosting should always be refrigerated.


This recipe is an excellent source of protein, vitamin A, and folate.

To ensure food safety, eggs should be cooked until both the yolk and the white are firm. Consuming raw or undercooked eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness, especially for those with certain medical conditions. For recipes that call for eggs that are raw or undercooked when the dish is served, use either pasteurized shell eggs that have been treated to destroy Salmonella, or use pasteurized egg products.

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