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9 Ways with Carrot Cake

Moist, flavorful, and often paired with creamy frosting, these carrot cake recipes are perfectly delightful.

While some recipe historians trace the roots of carrot cake back to medieval times, we disagree. We know exactly where the best carrot cakes come from – the oven of a Southerner’s kitchen. Moist, flavorful, and covered in creamy frosting, carrot cake is a perfectly delightful dessert that satisfies a certain craving in a way unlike any other classic Southern cake. The sweet flavors of cinnamon, cream cheese, and carrots packed into traditional carrot cake recipes can be used in so many delicious desserts. For a tried-and-true classic, try our ultimate layered carrot cake recipe stacked high with layers of rich, custard-like cream cheese frosting. For a modern, tangy kick, try our Carrot Cake with Chevre Frosting made from flavorful goat cheese. When it comes to Carrot Cake recipes, it’s never too early in the day to eat cake. For the ultimate occasion-worthy brunch dish, our Carrot Cake Pancakes topped with creamy frosting are absolutely show-stopping. To get your daily carrot cake fix with minimal effort, make a batch of our quick Carrot Cake muffins, packed with pecans, raisins, and pineapple, to grab on your way out the door every morning. Let them eat (carrot) cake!

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