Carrot Cake Recipes

National Carrot Cake Day -- it’s a rabbit’s favorite holiday, but let’s get one thing straight:  carrot cake tastes nothing like rabbit food. Carrots are the second sweetest vegetable behind sweet beets, and they add flavor and texture to otherwise forgettable recipes. In fact, in Medieval times, carrots were used to sweeten cakes and desserts because sweeteners like sugar were difficult to procure and expensive when they were actually available. 

Finely chopped or shredded carrots don’t just enhance the flavor of cake. There’s an entire culinary world of carrot cake-inspired recipes, and in honor of National Carrot Cake Day we’re sharing our favorite “carrot cake” recipes. With recipes that include juice, whole-wheat pancakes and scones, feel free to munch away. After all, we're talking about a vegetable here.

 

Whole Wheat Carrot Cake Pancakes - Cake you're actually allowed to eat for breakfast -- because it's healthy, delicious and most importantly, satisfying.  Which means you won't need real cake until lunch time.

National Carrot Cake Day Recipe: Whole Wheat Carrot Cake Pancakes

Carrot Cake Scones - The secret behind these perfect scones? Ice cold butter!

National Carrot Cake Day Recipe: Carrot Cake Scones

Carrot Cake Juice - All the deliciousness of carrot cake in a convenient, healthy juice.

National Carrot Cake Day Recipe: Carrot Cake Juice

Carrot Cake Ice Cream - Hands down the tastiest dairy product -- ice cream -- gets an infusion of carrot cake ingredients in this to-die-for recipe. 

National Carrot Cake Day Recipe: Carrot Cake Ice Cream

Carrot Cake Fudge - Tastes just like carrot cake, but in creamy, cravable fudge form.

National Carrot Cake Day Recipe: Carrot Cake Fudge

Carrot Cream Cheese Coffee Cake - If cream cheese on top is good, cream cheese in the middle must be better.

National Carrot Cake Day Recipe: Cream Cheese Carrot Coffee Cake

Bakery Style Carrot Cake Muffins with Cream Cheese Glaze - Toasted walnuts, Greek yogurt and just the right amount of the spice will have anyone believing these muffins were compliments of the local bakery.

National Carrot Cake Day Recipe: Bakery Style Carrot Cake Muffins

Carrot Cake Cookies - The best thing about carrot cake cookies? No shredding of carrots required!

National Carrot Cake Day Recipe: Carrot Cake Cookies

Instant Carrot Cake Oatmeal - Fast, delicious and entirely healthy. Always use real milk!

National Carrot Cake Day Recipe: Instant Carrot Cake Oatmeal

The Best Carrot Cake Ever - Vegetables have never tasted so good. And one slice definitely won't be enough.

National Carrot Cake Day Recipe: Best Carrot Cake Ever

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