Carrot Cake Recipes That Make Every Other Cake Bow Down

Carrots shine when they're mixed with sugar.

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.

Carrot Cake With Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting
The Faux Martha
Carrot Cake Baked Donuts
The Faux Martha
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Carrot Cake Cheesecake
Cooking Classy
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Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies
Cooking Classy
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Everything Carrot Cake + Swiss Cream Cheese-Mascarpone Frosting
Whole-Grain Vegan Carrot Cake Loaf With Lemon Glaze
Angela Liddon/Oh She Glows
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Carrot Cake With Cardamom
James Ransom/Food52
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Carrot Cake Pancakes
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Carrot Cake Waffles
Willow Bird Baking
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Super-Moist Carrot Cake
Sally's Baking Addiction
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Carrot Cake Bars
Cooking Classy
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Carrot Cake Cookies
Inside BruCrew Life
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Carrot Cake Trifle
Brown Eyed Baker
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Carrot Cake Gooey Bars
Life, Love & Sugar
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