Crock Pot Carrot Cake

Crock Pot Carrot Cake

Slow cooker sponge cake with a fall twist. This carrot cake is easily baked in your crock pot when oven space is scarce. 

Course crock pot, Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 483 kcal


For the cake

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour about 3 1/3 ounces
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 2 1/2-ounce jar carrot baby food
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups finely grated carrot about 4 ounces

For the Frosting

  • 1/3 cup 3 ounces 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon butter softened
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 1/4 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1/4 cup flaked sweetened coconut toasted


  1. Roll a large sheet of foil into a 1 inch tube. Bend the tube into an oval shape and place in the bottom of an 8 quart crock pot to create a "rack". Fill the crock pot with 2 inches of water.
  2. To prepare cake, lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 5 ingredients (through salt) in a food processor; pulse 6 times or until well blended. Place flour mixture in a large bowl. Combine granulated sugar, canola oil, baby food, and eggs; stir with a whisk. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moist. Stir in grated carrots. Spoon batter into an 6-inch round baking pan coated with cooking spray. Tap the pan on the counter a few times to remove air bubbles.
  3. Place the cake pan on top of the foil "rack" inside the crock pot. Cover and cook for 3-4 hours on high or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from pan and cool before frosting.
  4. To prepare frosting, combine cheese and butter in a large bowl. Beat with a mixer at high speed until creamy. Gradually add powdered sugar and coconut extract, beating at low speed until smooth (do not overbeat). Spread over cake; sprinkle with coconut. Cover and chill.
Nutrition Facts
Crock Pot Carrot Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 483 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Sodium 248mg10%
Carbohydrates 78g26%
Sugar 60g67%
Protein 6g12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.