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

Rating: 4.5 stars 7186
A simple, moist, yummy carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting

Rating: 4.5 stars 5084
Smooth, creamy, and delicious frosting for all of your baked goods.

Old-Fashioned Carrot Cake

Rating: 5 stars 819
Here's an old-fashioned carrot cake that's got more carrots than spice. Pecans can be substituted for walnuts.

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.

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 402
Bursting with grated carrots, coconut, crushed pineapple, and walnuts.

Sister Beth's Carrot Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 57
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.

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.

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!
Our 15 Best Carrot Cake Recipes of All Time Are So Good You'll Want to Make Them All Year Long
No matter the occasion these carrot cakes are sure to impress your guests with their delicious flavors — and they'll impress you with just how easy they are to make.
Best Carrot Cake Ever
Rating: 4.5 stars 1826

Moist and flavorful cake made with grated carrots, raisins, and walnuts.