In our books, there's always time for carrot cake. No matter the occasion or time of day, it is a delicacy that transcends, perfect for breakfast, a 3pm snack or an after dinner treat. Yet, carrot cake doesn't have to only be about cream cheese and shredded carrots, with multiple varieties of the cake becoming more prominent in recent years. As we become more conscious of our diets, dabbling in new methods is all too common with traditional recipes. Packing in additional fruit? Sounds good to us. Adding a smidge of chocolate to aid in sweetness? Well, we won't say no.
The best carrot cake recipes are the simplest, easy to throw together at the last minute yet packing the requisite flavour inherent to their appeal. With a smattering of nuts on the top and a moist, dewiness to their sponge, when done right one slice alone may not feel enough. Here, we round up the 11 best carrot cake recipes known for their variety and individual take on the classic baked good.
If an entire carrot cake isn’t your typical sweet of choice, perhaps the humble ANZAC biscuit is a suitable alternative? Our ANZAC biscuit recipe roundup has you covered whether you’re vegan, sugar-free or a fan of the traditional style. Or, there’s another diverse champion on the scene which we’ve recently been exploring – ricotta cheese! Whether it be in a rice cake or a fritter with spinach and carrot, our guide to ricotta recipes will have you salivating for the delicacy. Of course, no one can go wrong with chocolate cake for the ultimate, traditional sweet tooth, and you're sure to find a favourite in our recipe collection of chocolate cakes.