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Carrot Cake Recipes That Make Every Other Cake Bow Down

Carrots shine when they're mixed with sugar.
09/12/2014 07:00am ET

In the world of cake, there are many great options. Flourless chocolate, red velvet, funfetti, the list goes on and on. And then, there's carrot -- the only cake that uses a vegetable as its main ingredient and proudly tells the world about it. This cake is daring. This cake is bold. And this cake is putting all other cakes to shame.

If someone had never tried carrot cake before -- unlikely, but possible -- they'd probably think it was the worst idea any baker ever had. But then, then, with one taste all worries of earthy flavors and crunchy crudites would quickly give way to sweet, sweet cream cheese frosting and a moist crumb that's rich with flavor.

Carrot cake is the one cake that's gone up against all odds to rise to the top -- and that's why it deserves a momentary spotlight. Take a minute to gawk at the most delicious carrot cake recipes around.

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Carrot Cake With Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting
The Faux Martha
2
Carrot Cake Baked Donuts
The Faux Martha
Get the Carrot Cake Baked Donuts recipe from The Faux Martha
3
Carrot Cake Cheesecake
Cooking Classy
Get the Carrot Cake Cheesecake recipe from Cooking Classy
4
Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies
Cooking Classy
Get the Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies recipe from Cooking Classy
5
Everything Carrot Cake + Swiss Cream Cheese-Mascarpone Frosting
cristinasciarra/Food52
6
Whole-Grain Vegan Carrot Cake Loaf With Lemon Glaze
Angela Liddon/Oh She Glows
Get the Whole-Grain Vegan Carrot Cake Loaf With Lemon Glaze recipe from Angela Liddon/Oh She Glows
7
Carrot Cake With Cardamom
James Ransom/Food52
Get the Carrot Cake with Cardamom recipe from hollyshaner via Food52
8
Carrot Cake Pancakes
bitememore/Food52
Get the Carrot Cake Pancakes recipe from bitememore via Food52
9
Carrot Cake Waffles
Willow Bird Baking
Get the Carrot Cake Waffles recipe from Willow Bird Baking
10
Super-Moist Carrot Cake
Sally's Baking Addiction
Get the Super-Moist Carrot Cake recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction
11
Carrot Cake Bars
Cooking Classy
Get the Carrot Cake Bars recipe from Cooking Classy
12
Carrot Cake Cookies
Inside BruCrew Life
Get the Carrot Cake Cookies recipe from Inside BruCrew Life
13
Carrot Cake Trifle
Brown Eyed Baker
Get the Carrot Cake Trifle recipe from Brown Eyed Baker
14
Carrot Cake Gooey Bars
Life, Love & Sugar
Get the Carrot Cake Gooey Bars recipe from Life, Love & Sugar

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