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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Carrot Cake III

Rating: 4.5 stars 7168
A simple, moist, yummy carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.
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Cream Cheese Frosting II

Rating: 4.5 stars 5093
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

Rating: 5 stars 816
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 79
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.

Royal Icing Carrots

Rating: 4.5 stars 193
Pipe royal icing "carrots" on parchment to decorate your cake.
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Chef John's Carrot Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 69
I finally added a video to my old and trusty recipe for carrot cake, revamped with coconut oil this time. If you want to decorate it with candied carrots, simply slice them thinly and boil for a couple minutes in a syrup made from equal parts sugar and water.

Moist Carrot Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 397
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.

Sister Beth's Carrot Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 56
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.

Lite Carrot Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 211
An alternative to the usually high fat carrot cake. Moist and delicious.
By Marva

Carrot Cake XI

Rating: 4.5 stars 306
Everyone tells me this is the best carrot cake ever! Frost with your favorite Cream Cheese Frosting.
By Michele

Best Carrot Cake Ever

Rating: 4.5 stars 1825
A moist and flavorful recipe that makes a large quantity of cake. I have been hounded to make this cake time and time again.
By Nan

Inspiration and Ideas

How to Make the Best Carrot Cake
A few tips and tricks to make your carrot cake really, well, take the cake!
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Best Carrot Cake Ever
Rating: 4.5 stars 1817

A moist and flavorful recipe that makes a large carrot cake fit for a crowd.