10 New Ways to Love Carrot Cake

By Jeanette Morelan on March 25, 2016

Carrot cake is a classic, and for good reason—there’s no sweeter way to get your veggies! Which is why we want carrot cake every which way, starting with these 10 takes that have taken off on social media.


The Best Carrot Cake

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Skip the boxed mix—a REAL, from-scratch carrot cake recipe like this one from Gimme Some Oven is moist and sweet with the right amount of spice.

Gimme Some Oven


Carrot Cake Poke Cake

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This twist on the traditional carrot cake involves an infusion of caramel and pecans, topped with a fluffy cream cheese and Cool Whip frosting.

Something Swanky


Carrot Cake Cheesecake

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Like your carrot cake with extra cream cheese frosting? You're going to love this cheesecake-ified variation.

Cooking Classy


Carrot Cake Roll

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Talk about a twist on a classic...

Crazy For Crust


Carrot Cake Waffles

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Your favorite springtime dessert has found its way to the breakfast table! These spiced waffles are perfect with a maple-nut cream cheese spread.

Willow Bird Baking


Carrot Cake Smoothie

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For a healthier take on carrot cake, try this creamy smoothie—packed with lots of fresh carrots and all the spicy sweetness of a carrot cake.

Gimme Some Oven


Carrot Cake Muffins with Cheesecake Filling

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These aren't your ordinary muffins—they're filled with a rich cheesecake center and topped with a crunchy cinnamon streusel.

OMG Chocolate Desserts


The Best Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Make it miniature! All the goodness of a classic carrot cake, but perfectly portioned for handheld indulgence.

Pinch of Yum


Carrot Cake Blondies

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These babies are topped with a generous layer of cinnamon cream cheese frosting. Swoon.

Crazy For Crust


Carrot Cake Pancakes

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You'll want these on your griddle, stat! These warm spiced carrot cake pancakes are perfect with a dollop of cream cheese topping and a dusting of cinnamon.

Smitten Kitchen