Carrot Cake Recipes

Carrot cake is moist, tender, and bursting with sweet and spicy flavors. Here we offer our favorite classic carrot cake recipe, plus 17 ways to put a fresh spin on the popular dessert.

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    Best-Ever Carrot Cake

    We like our carrot cake a little fruity! That's why we've added a spoonful of zesty lemon peel to the batter and a delectable dose of juicy sliced pineapple for the totally sweet topper.

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    Carrot Cake Bars

    This tasty recipe turns ordinary carrot cake into easy and elegant bars. Try our confetti or date-whole wheat variations to spice up your dessert tray.

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    Carrot Bread with Cream Cheese Icing

    Rise and shine to a slice of this deliciously moist carrot bread. The luscious cream cheese icing adds a special sweetness, while homemade candied carrots create a pretty orange garnish.

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    Carrot Cake Cupcakes

    Cute and carrot-filled, these soft cupcakes make pretty party treats. Top them with a sweet swirl of homemade cream cheese frosting just before serving.

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    Carrot-Raisin Bars

    Turn a box of cake mix into scrumptiously soft carrot treats using just a few ingredients you most likely have in your pantry. We've tossed in a handful of golden raisins, a dash or two of ginger, and a few toasty pecans to top them off.

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    How to Make Carrot Cake

    We'll demo our favorite shredding technique for moist, best-yet carrot cake.

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    Best-Loved Carrot Cake

    This classic carrot cake recipe sports a luscious cream cheese frosting that's hard to resist. A sprinkling of toasted pecans around the edge of the cake makes a simple but sweet garnish.

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    Harvest Carrot Cake with Skillet Fruit

    This autumn-inspired cake contains both shredded carrot and canned pumpkin, making it especially moist and delicious. Topped with a melange of sauteed fruit, it's sure to hit the spot.

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    Ginger Carrot Cake

    The additions of freshly grated ginger and orange juice create a tasty new spin on carrot cake. A double-cream cheese frosting adds sweet and tangy decadence.

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    Easy Orange-Carrot Cake

    Walnuts give this carrot cake from chef Jamie Oliver a hint of nutty flavor as well as a pleasant crunch. A frosting made with sour cream and oranges adds a tangy twist.

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    Carrot Cake Bars

    Whip up these tender carrot cake bars when you're serving a crowd. Because the recipe takes advantage of boxed cake mix, these bars are especially quick to make.

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    Carrot Cake with Honey-Orange Frosting

    This stacked cake, filled with a honey-sweetened cream cheese frosting, is simply but beautifully garnished with easy-to-make sugared orange slices.

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    Carrot-Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

    Fresh pineapple slices are baked right in to this sweet, nutmeg-spiced carrot cake.

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    Easy Carrot Cake

    Made with flaxseed and filled with spiced honey yogurt, this yummy dessert is a more healthful take on carrot cake.

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    Carrot Cheesecake

    This irresistible cake combines two favorites -- cheesecake and carrot cake. Toasted walnuts and a drizzle of powdered-sugar icing finish it off.

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    Pineapple-Carrot Cupcakes

    These delightful carrot cupcakes offer a sweet surprise inside -- a scrumptious pineapple-and-cream cheese filling.

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    Carrot and Zucchini Bars

    Topped with a mouthwatering citrus-cream cheese frosting, these moist bars hide lots of good-for-you carrots, zucchini, raisins, and walnuts.

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    Celebration Carrot Cake

    A mixture of shredded apples and carrots makes this cake delightfully tender. Frosted with fluffy brown sugar whipped cream, it's a definite crowd-pleaser.

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    Orange-Carrot Cake with Chocolate Ganache

    A burst of citrus brightens up this orange-infused carrot cake, while soft flakes of coconut give it an island-style twist. Spread soft cream cheese between layers of moist cake, then cover the top with a rich coating of silky-smooth chocolate.


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