July 15, 2023Review Post
Table of Contents
- 1. Paleo Maple Carrot Cake
- 2. Carrot Cake & Cream Cheese Frosting
- 3. Carrot Cake Donuts
- 4. Carrot Cake Pecan Cookies with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting
- 5. Carrot Cake Pancakes
- 6. Carrot Cake Cookie Bars
- 7. Perfectly Soft & Moist Carrot Cake
- 8. Healthy Carrot Cake Smoothie
- 9. Caramel Pecan Carrot Cake
- 10. Carrot Cake Balls
- 11. Carrot Cake Cupcakes
- 12. Carrot Cake Oatmeal Cookies
- 13. Carrot Apple Bread
- 14. Cream Cheese Stuffed Carrot Cake With Orange Glaze
- 15. Carrot Cake Cheesecake Crumble Bars
- 16. Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies
- 17. Carrot Cake Oat Muffins
- 18. Carrot Cake Roll
- 19. Carrot Cake Oatmeal
- 20. Healthy No-Bake Carrot Cake Protein Bars
- 21. Carrot Cake Granola
- 22. Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal Bars
- More Recipe Ideas:
- You do not want to miss OREO Cookie Fudge
If you think there is only one way to make a carrot cake recipe, you’re in for a terrific surprise. Carrot cake lovers unite! Here’s a roundup of delicious carrot cake recipes. In addition to traditional carrot cake, enjoy that spicy-sweet flavor in everything from cupcakes to a smoothie, to cheesecake, cookies, donuts, bars, granola, and even carrot cake oatmeal. Read on to discover wonderful variations on everyone’s favorite, carrot cake.
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Even if the words “gluten-free” and “paleo” aren’t on your radar, this paleo recipe for Maple Carrot Cake probably should be! Maple sugar adds an enticing nuance to this almond flour-based recipe. Swiss Meringue Buttercream is a light, not-too-sweet frosting, and it’s perfect for anyone concerned about eating raw eggs because this meringue uses heated egg whites. Yum!
The perfect, classic carrot cake: moist layers of carrot cake, topped with tangy-sweet cream cheese frosting.
Carrots, might not be what you think of as ingredients for donuts, but these look scrumptious! Notice it takes less than half an hour to make a dozen and a half of these babies. What a way to start (or end) the day!
4. Carrot Cake Pecan Cookies with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting
Cookies are a no-guilt dessert, just a little bit of a sweet treat…unless you can’t stop yourself from reaching for another one. That might happen with these soft carrot cake pecan cookies, especially once you taste the orange cream cheese frosting that crowns each irresistible bite.
Even if the cake is not a widely praised breakfast choice, pancakes are a socially acceptable way to nosh into the day. Imagine the satisfaction when you serve carrots for breakfast and everyone cheers. Walnuts and coconut are on the ingredient list, too, and a sweet cashew cream cheese adds another luscious dimension.
Looking for easy? This bar begins with a boxed carrot cake mix. Add a couple of ingredients to bake the base then add cream cheese frosting and a mix of walnuts and pecans on top.
7. Perfectly Soft & Moist Carrot Cake
Here’s a classic carrot cake that is soft, moist, and not too sweet. Bake two layers and split them into four so there’s more room for the fluffy cream cheese frosting. Toasted walnuts make an excellent foil for the rich topping.
This could be called “How to have your cake and not eat it, too.” Or something like that. Maybe a better way to put it is this smoothie has all the longed-for spicy-carrot cake taste without the sugar or guilt.
Just imagine the taste of epic proportions in this recipe: Multiple layers of carrot cake made with apple butter and sour cream, topped with cream cheese, whipped cream, a drizzle of caramel, and a layer of chopped pecans. Dessert nirvana!
Gluten and nut-free no-bakes. With ingredients like oats, carrots, dates, and mulberries (or raisins), these cake balls sound like something yummy to eat—with abandon.
Cupcakes…because life calls for cupcakes. These moist, tender cupcakes have a pleasing cinnamon flavor that melds nicely with the toasted walnuts. Extra points (and the easy recipe) for the cute marzipan carrots.
Maple syrup elbows out sugar in these soft and chewy carrot cake oatmeal cookies. And although Amy’s version is made with gluten-free flour, she gives instructions for regular flour too. We appreciate her tip about chilling the dough—no more cookie blobs!
Carrot cake infused with apples and baked in a loaf pan is another way to satisfy a sweet tooth without going overboard. Sour cream (or Greek yogurt) and coconut oil instead of butter add to this rich, moist, dense bread. Eat it plain or add her browned butter glaze. Maybe try it both ways…
Isn’t this a pretty cake? It’s spiced to perfection with hints of orange and on top of that, there’s a sweet cream cheese filling. Dusting the Bundt pan with butter and cocoa gives it a caramelized, slightly crunchy exterior which is a delightful contrast with the super-moist interior.
We’ve already established spicy carrot cake and sweet creamy cheesecake are amazing together. So what kind of wonderful happens when the bars are topped with carrot cake crumbles too? Try it!
How about a cookie sandwich? Raisins can contribute to the awesome taste and texture, while the cream cheese filling adds just the right amount of piquancy.
Cinnamon and spice and everything nice—and gluten-free, too! Apples, raisins, walnuts, and oats team up for breakfast muffins or snacks on the go. Notice Emilie’s idea for using a high-temp oven at the outset for creating a high-rise muffin.
18. Carrot Cake Roll
A carrot cake roll will surely impress your guests! If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to make a cake roll, check out this post. She shares her recipe and does a video that shows how easy it is to master.
Maybe it’s not as decadent as a piece of carrot cake with gobs of frosting, but you get that satisfying taste of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg along with carrots, raisins, and maple syrup in a hearty bowl of comforting oatmeal. Chopped pecans and coconut are pleasant stand-ins for cream cheese frosting.
Gluten-free, packed with protein, and these carrot cake bars are no-bakes, to boot! Cut out the work, but not the flavor: Use Arman’s hack and buy pureed baby carrots for the recipe.
Naturally sweetened, naturally gluten-free, and vegan, carrot cake granola lets you fuel the “you’re some bunny special” fantasy all day long—without guilt!
Vegan, plus quick and healthy, these bars are full of yummy ingredients. The bars are moist, yet they have a rich and chewy texture. Bananas, raisins, coconut, almonds, and a surprise of blueberries add tasty “wow”.
More Recipe Ideas:
- Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies
- Peanut Butter Cookies
- Twix Cookies
- No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Bars
- Blackberry Pie Bars
- Carrot Cake Roll
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