Skillet Carrot Cake

Skillet Carrot Cake

The Ingredients

Carrot Cake

  • ½ cup plus 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1¼ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and grated (about 1 cup grated)
  • ½ cup raisins

Cream cheese frosting

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon whole milk, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted

Note: This frosting is a cross between a typical frosting and a glaze. By adding milk, it becomes a bit more spreadable than the traditional cream cheese frosting. If you want it thicker, add the milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until you reach your desired consistency.


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat bottom and sides of your Stargazer Cast Iron skillet with 1 tablespoon oil.
  2. In a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine remaining oil, sugar, and vanilla. Add eggs and mix until well combined.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet mixture and combine. Add carrots and raisins and mix until just combined. Transfer mixture to cast iron skillet and bake for 35-45 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Set aside to cool.
  4. Meanwhile, make the frosting. Combine cream cheese, milk and vanilla, and mix until well combined. Slowly add confectioners’ sugar and mix until completely smooth. When the cake is cooled, top it with frosting and serve.
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 1 hr 
Serves: 6-8

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