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Classic Carrot Layer Cake With Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

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Classic Carrot Layer Cake With Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients

  • 1 cup canola, corn, or vegetable oil; more for the pans
  • 2 cups (9 oz.) unbleached all-purpose flour; more for the pans
  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1-3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 3/4 tsp. table salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2-1/2 cups (8-3/4 oz.) lightly packed, finely grated carrots
  • 2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1-1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 lb. cream cheese, softened
  • 12 oz. (1-1/2 cups) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 lb. (4 cups) confectioners’ sugar
  • 4 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp. table salt
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