Honey-Carrot Cake with Mascarpone Cream

This simple-to-make cake is super rich and delicious thanks to a dash of pumpkin pie spice and dollop of creamy mascarpone.

Honey Carrot Cake with Mascarpone Cream
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup whole wheat pastry flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ¾ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • 3 eggs

  • 2 cup finely shredded carrots (about 4 medium)

  • cup honey

  • ¼ cup canola oil

  • ¼ cup buttermilk or sour fat-free milk

  • 1 recipe Mascarpone Cream

Mascarpone Cream

  • ½ cup mascarpone cheese, softened

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 tablespoon whipping cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and lightly flour a 10-inch fluted tube pan; set aside.

  2. In a large bowl stir together flours, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and baking soda; set aside. In another large bowl beat eggs lightly with a fork. Stir in carrots, honey, oil, and buttermilk. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir until combined. Spoon batter into prepared pan, spreading evenly.

  3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool cake in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Invert cake onto wire rack. Cool completely.

  4. Place cooled cake on a serving platter. Pipe bottom edge of cake with Mascarpone Cream, or pipe or spoon Mascarpone Cream on each serving.

Mascarpone Cream

  1. In a small bowl stir together mascarpone cheese and honey. Gradually stir in enough whipping cream to make a piping consistency.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

207 Calories
9g Fat
28g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 14
Calories 207
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 53mg 18%
Sodium 194mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1.2mg 6%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Potassium 101mg 2%
Folate, total 29.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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