Copycat Nothing Bundt Cake Carrot Cake Recipe

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Looking for a perfect dessert that balances sweetness and spice? Today’s recipe for a Nothing Bundt Cake carrot cake is a fresh take on the classic carrot cake recipe. This moist carrot cake with cream cheese icing is ideal for special events, especially baby showers, family reunions, and Easter desserts.

A close-up of a slice of Copycat Nothing Bundt Cake carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and chopped nuts on top, placed on a white plate with a fork next to it.

Understanding Nothing Bundt Cakes

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Nothing Bundt Cakes is a popular bakery known for its moist, flavorful bundt cakes. Their carrot cake is particularly famous for its rich taste and creamy frosting. You can learn more about their offerings at Nothing Bundt Cakes.

While these cakes are delicious, they can be pricey. By making them at home, you can save money and enjoy the satisfaction of baking. That’s why I’m a huge fan of my copycat Lemon Nothing Bundt Cake recipe. And now, I’m excited to share this carrot bundt cake recipe with you, too.

List of Ingredients for the Nothing Bundt Cake Carrot Cake Recipe

Ingredients for baking Nothing Bundt Cake Carrot Cake laid out on a kitchen counter, including eggs, flour, shredded carrots, nuts, and other baking essentials.
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To make this copycat Nothing Bundt Cake carrot cake recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2¼ cups finely shredded carrots

Yes, this is a long ingredient list. In fact, it’s as long as the list for my original carrot cake recipe list.

Homemade Cream Cheese Frosting

For the perfect Nothing bundt cake carrot cake recipe, you need a solid go-to recipe for cream cheese icing. Here’s my take on the Nothing Bundt Cake cream cheese icing with pecans.

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (for additional flavor)
  • Chopped pecans

Directions for Nothing Bundt Cake Carrot Cake Recipe

Here are the step-by-step instructions for making this carrot cake recipe.

Preparing the Cake

1. Mixing the Carrot Cake Batter

In a large mixing bowl, whip the butter and sugar until a creamy, gritty mixture forms.

Add the eggs and milk, mixing until fully incorporated.

Next, in a separate medium bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, and baking soda. Then, gradually add these dry ingredients to the wet mixture, mixing on low speed initially and increasing as needed to achieve a smooth batter without flour pockets.

Now, it’s time to gently fold in the finely shredded carrots by hand, ensuring even distribution.

2. Baking the Cake

Start by preparing a 10-cup bundt pan by liberally greasing it with nonstick cooking spray or shortening.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth out the top. Drop the pan from a couple of inches above the counter to release any air bubbles.

For the next step, bake the carrot cake in a preheated oven at 350°F for 50-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Finally, let the cake cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes before flipping it onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Making the Frosting

I LOVE cream cheese icing and often use it on loaves, muffins and breads that really have no business being iced, like this pumpkin banana bread. It’s easy to make and even easier to eat. And did I mention that it’s awesome on pumpkin snickerdoodle cookies, too?

To begin, beat the cream cheese, vanilla extract, and butter in a large bowl until you have a creamy mixture.

Next, gradually add the powdered sugar, continuing to whisk until the frosting is smooth and creamy.

Now transfer the frosting to a piping bag. Start in the center on top of a ridge and pipe the frosting over the curve of the cake without going all the way down. Then, repeat around the entire cake.

As a final touch, sprinkle chopped pecans on top.

Using Leftover Carrots

A sliced Nothig bundt cake carrot cake with white icing and chopped nuts on a wooden cutting board.
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Do you grow your own carrots in a kitchen garden? If so, you know what it’s like to scramble to use up extra carrots!

Luckily,  you can use leftover raw carrots to make various carrot-based desserts. These include 

Carrot Cake Cookies: These soft cookies are a great way to use up extra carrots.

Eay Carrot Cake Cupcakes: Perfect for individual servings.

Carrot Cake Cheesecake: A delicious fusion of carrot cake and cheesecake.

Regular Carrot Cake: To make a basic carrot cake recipe unique, add coconut, pineapple, or even raisins.

Copycat Nothing Bundt Cake Carrot Cake FAQs

A Nothing carrot cake bundt cake with cream cheese icing and chopped nuts on a wooden board.
Photo credit: Recipes From Leftovers.

I know you have questions about baking copycat bundt cakes at home. So here are some answers!

What makes this Nothing Bundt Cake carrot cake recipe special?

This recipe captures the moist, flavorful essence of the original Nothing Bundt Cake carrot cake. It uses fresh carrots and a creamy, homemade cream cheese glaze, making it a standout dessert.

How can I store the carrot cake?

Store the carrot cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days. For longer storage, wrap the cake in plastic wrap and aluminum foil, then freeze.

Can I make mini bundt cakes with this recipe?

Yes, you can make mini bundt cakes. Adjust the baking time to 20-25 minutes and check for doneness with a toothpick.

The Perfect Carrot Cake Recipe

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This Nothing Bundt Cake carrot cake recipe is a go-to recipe for any special event. Its moist crumbs and rich, creamy glaze will be a hit with everyone and make it a favorite in your dessert repertoire. Enjoy baking and sharing this perfect dessert with family and friends.

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Yield: 1 cake

Nothing Bundt Cake Carrot Cake Recipe

A carrot cake bundt cake with white icing and chopped nuts on top, displayed on a wooden table.

You're going to love this delicious Nothing Bundt Cake Carrot Cake recipe to make at home! Use this copycat recipe to create a moist carrot cake perfect for special events like Easter or Labor Day gettogethers and everyday treats.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2¼ cups finely shredded carrots

Icing

  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pecans, chopped
  • 8 ounces of softened cream cheese

Instructions

  1. Add the butter and sugar to a mixing bowl and whip until a creamy, gritty mixture forms.
  2. Add the eggs and milk, then mix until fully incorporated.
  3. Add flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder, and baking soda, then, mix on low speed, increasing speed as needed until no flour pockets remain.
  4. Gently fold the shredded carrots by hand, using a wooden spoon or spatula, until evenly distributed throughout the batter.
  5. Prepare the bundt pan by liberally greasing it. You can use cooking spray or shortening.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan and smooth out the top. Drop the pan from 2” on a flat surface to shake out any bubbles.
  7. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until the cake is done and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes clean.
  8. Let cool for 10-15 minutes in the bundt pan before flipping onto a plate, cooling rack, or serving platter to cool completely.
  9. To make the frosting, beat the cream cheese, vanilla and butter until creamy and combined well. Gradually add in the powdered sugar and whisk until combined and creamy.
  10. Add the frosting to a piping bag to frost the bundt cake. Start in the center on top of a ridge or between a ridge, and pipe the frosting over the curve of your cake but not going all the way down the side.
  11. Repeat this around the whole cake. You can also use a knife or frosting spatula to spread it around the bundt cake.
  12. Top with chopped pecans, and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield

16

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 373Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 85mgSodium 231mgCarbohydrates 54gFiber 1gSugar 34gProtein 6g

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