20 of the top Carrot Cake recipes from the top bloggers. Here you’ll find carrot cake in different ways: cookies, dips, whoopie pies, trifles, monkey bread, donut holes, and more!

Collection of 20 of the best carrot cake recipes.

Flowers are blooming and the weather is beautiful which means Springtime is here. If Springtime is here that means Easter is near. Easter is approaching that really translates to one thing in my kitchen…it is carrot cake season! I cannot say enough how much I truly love this cake. I must not be alone in this sentiment because apparently there is a National Carrot Cake Day! What?! I will not be missing this day next year. It will be the perfect way to kick off the Spring season.

This roundup is the last post in my Carrot Cake Week recipe series. Let’s get started with the roundup!

Carrot Cake Week on foodfolksandfun.net!

I look forward to this time of year every year so I can make some of my favorite carrot cake recipes. While I have some of my favorite recipes I make year after year, I also enjoy finding new recipes to try. There are so many variations and fun twists you can add to this classic cake. From individual trifles to cinnamon rolls or even whoopie pies. The options are endless. To get you started in your search of some amazing recipes I have gathered 20 of the best carrot cake recipes here for you. Step outside of the traditional recipe and try one (or more) of these!


Top Carrot Cake Recipes Roundup

Differnt ways to make carrot cake.

Emergency Carrot Cake Recipe from Food Folks and Fun

Simple recipe for carrot cake

This recipe is just the thing when you get a hankering for a moist carrot cake and need it fast! It’s a simple recipe with all of the important elements: spicy moist cake and fluffy cream cheese frosting.

Monkey Bread from A Dash of Sanity

Carrot Cake Monkey bread for a sweet breakfast treat.

Monkey bread was always an Easter tradition with my family growing up. This would be a fun twist on a beloved tradition.

Carrot Bundt Cake with Cheesecake Filling and Cream Cheese Frosting from Shugary Sweets

Carrot Cake Bundt cake with white drippy icing.

Cheesecake filling and cake together in one recipe? How soon can it be ready?! Add on the cream cheese frosting and my life is complete!

Copycat Cheesecake Cheesecake from Food Folks and Fun

Carrot Cake with a layer of cheesecake in the center

This Cheesecake Cake is the perfect Spring dessert. It’s comprised of two layers of delicious carrot cake, a layer of cheesecake, and smothered in the best cream cheese frosting to make one glorious cake!

Trifle from Domestic Superhero

A trifle made out of carrot cake

This recipe is perfect because it is quick, easy to make, and delicious. The recipe calls for a boxed cake mix, pudding, and cream cheese. So simple!

Maple Caramel Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting from Liv for Cake

Layered round carrot cake with caramel dripping off of it.

Layers of cake with maple syrup throughout and then topped with cream cheese and maple caramel. This cake combines so many flavors and takes the traditional cake to the next level.

Baked Donut Holes from Dash of Sanity

frosted carrot donut holes

This solves my problem of wanting to eat the entire cake! I can get my cake fix with these bite-size treats!

Healthy Muffins from Food Folks and Fun

Healthy Carrot Cake Muffins on a wire rack and plate with text overlay for Pinterest

Get your carrot cake fix with this healthy and delicious muffins recipe. These muffins are the perfect spring recipe for breakfast on the go!

Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting from Life Currents

Simply decorated carrot cake cupcakes.

Grated carrots, pecans and an added ingredient of shredded coconut give these cupcakes a little extra flavor that you are sure to enjoy!

Caramel Carrot Cake Poke Cake from Sugar & Soul

Carrot cake with caramel and cream cheese frosting.

Caramel spread over the top of a frosted cake? Umm, sign me up!

Cake Dip from Homemade Hooplah

A dip made with the flavors of carrot cake.

This dip makes all my dreams come true and is sure to be a hit at any party when you serve it with cookies.

Cake Loaf from Food Folks and Fun

Simple Carrot Loaf Cake

Easter has come and gone, are you sick of this cake yet? No? Me either! I love the stuff, and I just can’t get enough of it!

Carrot Cake Bars from Tastes of Lizzy T

Carrot Cake bar cookies stacked on top of each other.

You only need 4 ingredients for this recipe and it uses a cake mix. How easy is that? Easy and delicious…perfect!

Whoopie Pies from Food Folks and Fun

Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies are the best Spring dessert.

These whoopie pies could be your next favorite Spring dessert. They’re a fun take on the classic Whoopie Pie that you won’t be able to resist!

Slow Cooker Carrot Cake from Kleinworth & Co

Quality carrot cake made in the slow cooker.

Baking a cake without ever turning on the over? Count me in! Mix all the ingredients and add them to your slow cooker and cook for 2 hours. Once it has cooled, add the frosting. How amazing is that?

Individual Trifles from Sugar and Soul

Individual carrot cake desserts.

These individual servings use flavored Hershey’s kisses. How adorable! These would be fun to make and serve all ages.


One Hour Cinnamon Rolls from Kleinworth & Co

carrot cake cinnamon rolls that can be made in 1 hour.

Carrot cake for breakfast has my name written all over it! Combining my love of cake and cinnamon rolls is simply genius.


Carrot Cake with German Chocolate Frosting from Dash of Sanity

Carrot cake and German chocolate cake mash up.

As if cake with cream cheese frosting wasn’t delicious enough on its own, add in German Chocolate frosting and this cake becomes perfection.

Blossom Cookies from Love Bakes Good Cakes

Easy to make carrot cake cookies.

Grab those Hershey kisses and a cake mix and you can whip these yummy cookies up in no time.

Carrot Walnut Cake from Tastes of Lizzy T

Simple carrot cake with no frosting

You’ll taste walnuts and carrots in every bite of this delicious cake that is topped with powdered sugar. You’ll want seconds or maybe even thirds so maybe make it when no one is around to share it with you!

collection of carrot cake recipes

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  1. What a great carrot cake recipe collection! So many delicious variations. Perfect for springtime.

  2. Heidy L. McCallum says:

    Whew, I cannot decide on which to one try first. I have to tell you Carrot Cake is my all time favorite–I may just have to make these ones by one and decide later which one I like the most.

  3. Sara Welch says:

    Wow! How do I choose?! All of these look amazing; can’t wait to give some a try!

  4. I just see yummy on this list, carrot cake is my favorite treat ever I can eat it in any presentation =) making some of this for my family to enjoy!

  5. I love carrot cake! All these recipes look so delicious! Such a beautiful collection ♥