We know that the concept of putting a vegetable into a cake seems strange to some, but we promise you that once you’ve given carrot cake a chance you’ll be hooked forever! Carrots are very sweet, healthy and they give your cake a unique orange coloring. If you’re still wondering if carrot cake could be your thing, here are 13 carrot cake recipes that will make you totally addicted!
1. Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
The best part of the cake has got to be the frosting! Carrot cake pairs wonderfully with cream cheese because it’s not too sweet and the combination of the flavors tastes marvelously. If you want to bake something unexpected and fresh, try the delicious carrot cake with cream cheese frosting by The Domestic Rebel.
2. Moist Carrot Cake
The worst thing that can happen when you’re baking is dry cake. We’ve all tasted it at some point; it crumbles, it’s hard to swallow and we’re grasping for a glass of water afterwards. Don’t let this happen to your cake and follow the tutorial at Everyday Dishes closely if you want to feast on a moist carrot cake!
3. Carrot Cake Cupcakes
Don’t want to bake the whole cake but still want to capture the taste of the carrot cake? Lil’ Luna‘s cupcakes are a great alternative! They taste just like a real carrot cake, but they are easier to serve at casual tea parties or convince little toddlers to try them!
4. Pineapple Pecan Carrot Cake
Baking a cake is definitely a form of art. You can channel your creativity and push the limits of cake-making further than you ever did before. Rock Recipes encourages us not to stop at a simple carrot cake, but to add some pineapple and pecans to it too, for a truly unique combination of flavors!
5. Italian Carrot Cake
Italian cuisine is one of the best ones in the world and they definitely have their own way of approaching cakes. Their carrot cake is unlike any other and if you are determined to give it a try and share it with your friends, you can find the recipe at The Kitchn.
6. Carrot Cake Roll
A carrot cake roll is going to be a fantastic dessert after a big festive meal on Christmas Eve! It’s healthy, delicious and full of spices that make your house smell like holidays (such as nutmeg and cinnamon)! Visit Gimme Some Oven if you want to see this deliciousness on your Christmas table!
7. Carrot Cake Loaf
There are many different ways to bake a carrot cake but if you already have a loaf pan at home, perhaps the quickest way is to make The Gourmet Gourmand‘s carrot cake loaf! It will look like a loaf of bread but when you cut it and bite into it you’ll be surprised by the sweet carrot cake taste!
8. Carrot Cake Blondies
Are you a big fan of blondies? We love making them for family occasions and they are always a big hit! This year, surprise everyone at the table by serving them outstanding blondies that carry the flavor of carrot cake. When they ask for the recipe, send them to Baker by Nature!
9. Carrot Cake Cookies
Have you ever wanted to eat carrot cake on the go, while you’re waiting in traffic or grocery shopping? A little healthy sugar kick is always welcome! Since you can’t bring a whole cake with you everywhere you go, we find that the carrot cake cookies by Amy’s Healthy Baking are a pretty good alternative!
10. Caramel Carrot Cake
What’s better than a classic carrot cake? A classic carrot cake that’s dripping with caramel! The recipe we found at Home Cooking Adventure is truly exceptional and if you follow it closely, you’ll soon be able to enjoy in the unforgettable union of caramel and carrots!
11. Vegan Carrot Cake
We didn’t forget about our vegan readers! Some people might think it’s impossible to make a cake without milk, eggs and butter, but those people don’t follow Love & Lemons. This carrot cake is super healthy and free of all animal products, so everyone can enjoy it!
12. Carrot Cake Cheesecake
Bring the flavors of carrots and cheesecake together for a magical combination that you’ll feel compelled to recreate year after year! Mel’s Kitchen Cafe has a great recipe for a carrot cake cheesecake that you can genuinely eat for any meal of the day!
13. Peach Carrot Cake
You can always add something to the carrot cake to give it your special signature, something that separates it from the rest. Call Me Cupcake added berries and peaches, proving that fruits and veggies do go hand in hand!