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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Cream Cheese Frosting II

Rating: 4.71 stars 5056
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.

Carrot Cake

Rating: 4.79 stars 784
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: 4.44 stars 72
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.

Easy Carrot Cake

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

Moist Carrot Cake

Rating: 4.67 stars 383
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: 4.72 stars 51
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

An alternative to the usually high fat carrot cake. Moist and delicious.

Carrot Cake XI

Everyone tells me this is the best carrot cake ever! Frost with your favorite Cream Cheese Frosting.

Chef John's Carrot Cake

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.

Cranberry Carrot Cake

Rating: 4.85 stars 46
Moist and delicious. The cranberries are a nice change from the raisins most people use. Use your favorite cream cheese frosting to ice this cake.

Best Carrot Cake Ever

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

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Carrot Cake with Pineapple Frosting
Rating: Unrated 31
"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
How to Make the Best Carrot Cake
A few tips and tricks to make your carrot cake really, well, take the cake!
Best Carrot Cake Ever
Rating: 4.74 stars

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