9 Ways with Carrot Cake
Moist, flavorful, and often paired with creamy frosting, these carrot cake recipes are perfectly delightful.
These layers are tender, so remove from pans carefully!
Recipe: The Ultimate Carrot Cake
Substituting goat cheese for the standard cream cheese gives this frosting an extra-tangy kick.
Recipe: Carrot Cake with Chèvre Frosting
Use the small holes of a box grater to finely grate the carrots by hand; if you use a food processor, the carrots will be too wet, making the pancakes dense and less tender.
Recipe: Carrot Cake Pancakes
The star of this classic carrot layer cake is the thick sweetened cream frosting that you spread between the cake layers and on the top and sides of the cake. The cake gets extra sweetness from the addition of crushed pineapple to the batter.
Recipe: Layered Carrot Cake
With pecans, raisins, and crushed pineapple, these muffins are a breakfast-approved version of the classic dessert.
- Recipe: Carrot Cake Muffins
One quick flip and this moist cake with perfectly caramelized fruit slips from a skillet.
Recipe: Pineapple Upside-Down Carrot Cake
This recipe from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, restaurateur Mildred "Mama Dip" Council is one of the best carrot cakes we've tested. The cake layers can be made ahead and frozen up to one month.
- Recipe: Mama Dip’s Carrot Cake