Carrot-Zucchini Cake with Coconut-Cream Cheese Frosting
Zucchini makes a brilliant addition to carrot cake, adding a verdant note to the sweet carrot.
Layered Carrot CakeThe 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. You can also use this same batter to make Carrot Cake Muffins.
Carrot Ginger Tea Cake with Lime Glaze
Taking a cue from our favorite juice bar combos, this dense, not-too-sweet cake gets loads of moistness from both carrots and carrot juice, and a hint of heat from two kinds of ginger. The lime glaze adds a tangy kick.
The Ultimate Carrot CakeThese layers are tender, so remove from pans carefully!
Spiced Apple Carrot Cake with Goat Cheese FrostingSwitch it up with this fun twist on standard carrot cake! We used goat cheese as a gourmet substitution for cream cheese in the frosting. The sweetened cheese adds an amazing depth of flavor and complements the richness of the cake.
Mama Dip's Carrot CakeThis 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.
Spiced Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese FrostingA smear of cream cheese frosting is the ideal topper for warm spiced carrot cake.
Best Carrot CakeWe don't call it the best for no reason! This indulgent carrot cake is truly a classic that is so delicious you will never have to worry about leftovers.
Carrot CakeThis lightened recipe features a tender cake packed with grated carrot, flaked coconut, and chopped pecans. Just like a traditional carrot cake, this one is topped with a thick cream cheese frosting.
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese FrostingThe secret to the moist texture of this cake is pureed baby food carrots. Top with toasted coconut for the perfect dessert. If you're lucky enough to have any leftovers, this cake actually freezes quite well.
Apple-Pecan Carrot CakeTop a showstopping crown of mascarpone frosting with swirls of apple cider caramel sauce and a scattering of salty-sweet spiced pecans. Caramel sauce, rather than frosting, sandwiches together the moist cake layers, creating a picture-perfect dessert.
Carrot Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese FrostingNot a big-time baker? Sheet cakes are a quick and easy way to get all the flavor of a layer cake without all the work. Not to mention this carrot cake received our Test Kitchens' highest rating.
Orange-Carrot CakeBring some citrusy zing to traditional carrot cake by adding orange zest and orange juice to the batter before baking. For an extra punch of flavor, try adding some zest to the homemade cream cheese icing as well.
Carrot CakeJust because you're gluten free doesn't mean you can't indulge from time to time! This yummy carrot cake starts with GF boxed yellow cake mix and is chock-full of carrots, nuts, and raisins.
Carrot Cake Sandwich CookiesWe toss shredded carrot with a little sugar and let the mixture stand for a few minutes. This tenderizes the shreds--important here because, unlike with an actual carrot cake that bakes for a while, these cook for only 11 minutes, not much time for the carrots to cook to softness. To bake a second batch, mix up and bake two separate batches of cookie batter instead of one large batch. You can make just one big double-batch of the cream cheese filling, though.
Carrot Cake MuffinsTurn a timeless carrot cake into individual-sized treats with this muffin recipe that will make for a great grab-and-go breakfast or snack. Top with cream cheese icing for a sweeter "cupcake-like" dessert.
Classic Carrot Layer CakeThe warm spicy flavor of this cake makes it feel like the perfect slice for fall. Cinnamon, allspice and cloves work well with the sweet cream cheese icing that has an almost caramel-like flavor.
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