Carrot Cake Recipes

Find the best carrot cake recipe, with or without pineapple, plus recipes for carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, and other easy carrot-y treats.

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Holiday Cakes

Carrot Cake Cheesecake

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A great carrot cake and a traditional cheesecake all in one bite.
Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream Cheese Frosting II

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This is a wonderfully creamy frosting that goes well with pumpkin bread, carrot cake, chocolate cake, on cookies, or between cookies. If you want chocolate frosting, add 1/4 to 1/2 cup cocoa, according to how rich you want it.
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Carrot Cake

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Here's an old-fashioned carrot cake that's got more carrots than spice. Pecans can be substituted for walnuts.
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Isaac's Carrot Cake

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A less-dense and wonderfully moist carrot cake with canned mandarin oranges rather than pineapple. A friend shared the recipe with me and I made it to celebrate the birth of my son (a birthday cake). It tastes best if you let it sit in the refrigerator overnight.
Liqueur Desserts

Carrot Cake with Bourbon Cheesecake Swirl

Rating: Unrated
9
The all-in-one carrot cake. No need to make extra cream cheese frosting, because the frosting is inside!
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Pat's Award Winning Carrot Cake

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You will enjoy this delicious and moist cake made with carrot baby food. I'm very proud to share this recipe with everyone because I won an award ribbon at our county fair. Decorate with cream cheese frosting and chopped pecans.
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Sister Beth's Carrot Cake

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One of my sisters, Beth, learned how to make carrot cake in home economics class in 1978. A few years ago I asked her to write down what she remembered from the recipe. Only remembering two-thirds of the ingredients, I completed the recipe by trial and error. It was worth all the effort. Simply delicious.
Sheet Cake

Carrot Cake III

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I've tried many carrot cakes, and this is my favorite recipe. If you don't like pecans, feel free to leave them out.
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Best Carrot Cake Ever

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A moist and flavorful recipe that makes a large quantity of cake. I have been hounded to make this cake time and time again.
Sheet Cake

Sam's Famous Carrot Cake

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My Grandfather (Sam) was famous for this cake. Everyone who knew him, knows of his famous carrot cake. He would always have some available for anyone who wanted it. We'll miss him, but his carrot cake legacy will always live on! Enjoy!
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Sheet Cake

Moist Carrot Cake

Rating: Unrated
327
This cake was made and brought to me at work. It is the moistest carrot cake I have ever had. Decorate with Cream Cheese Frosting.
Holiday Cakes

Easy Carrot Cake

Rating: Unrated
270
This recipe makes a fabulous and moist carrot cake. Try it for Thanksgiving instead of or in addition to pumpkin pie.

Inspiration and Ideas

Carrot Cake with Pineapple Frosting

"Delicious! Made this in two 9" round pans…I also made extra frosting. Everyone raved over dessert tonight—this cake is a definite keeper!" – Christina

Carrot Cupcakes & White Chocolate Icing

"Cupcakes are FULL of flavor. Received a ton of compliments." – Lady K

Honey Carrot Cake

Rating: Unrated
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This moist and delicious honey sweetened carrot cake is a favorite with my family. The honey cream cheese frosting really adds a nice touch.