Looking for the best carrot cake recipe? Want a classic carrot cake for vegans? Follow our expert tips to make this teatime treat, including how to perfect the ultimate cream cheese frosting. Try more afternoon tea ideas with our quick and easy bakes or our selection of showstopping birthday cake recipes.
Carrot cake recipes
Everyone loves the spiced flavour of a carrot cake. We’ve added muscovado sugar for a richer flavour, golden sultanas and pecans for texture and a shot of syrup to sweeten the frosting.
This classic frosted carrot cake is made with a surprising (vegan) ingredient that guarantees a moist sponge every time.
Classic carrot cake is levelled up thanks to a silky-smooth, nutty tahini buttercream – perfect for a mid-afternoon treat.
Love carrot cake? Love cheesecake? We’ve combined these well-loved classic puds so you never have to choose. Packed with plenty of spice, zest of an orange and crunchy pecans, this recipe is sure to impress your friends and family at your next dinner party. Try more cheesecake ideas here.
Thick, Greek yogurt is the secret weapon in these healthy carrot cake muffins, flavoured with orange for zesty vigour.
We’ve taken the traditional carrot cake and reimagined it in cupcake form. These little beauties are made all the more delicious with an orange cream cheese frosting, too. You don’t need any butter for the sponge – it calls for light olive oil instead.
How do you improve on a classic carrot cake? Roast the carrots for an even denser, richer cake, then slather in maple buttercream. This is a modern twist on a favourite that really elevates it to the next level.
Take your carrot cake up a notch with our impressive recipe. Carrots, pistachios and almonds give this gluten-free cake a rich, moist crumb, and the marshmallow icing is a lighter topping than traditional buttercream.
Take a cake shop favourite and transform it into a bake smart enough for an afternoon tea spread.
Where would carrot cake be without cream cheese frosting? Get it right every time with our simple recipe.