20 Tasty and Easy Carrot Cake Ideas

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Easter is coming up and that means one of my favorite kinds of cake is soon to be everywhere – CARROT CAKE! Yum! This tasty, often moist (sorry if you despise that word, there’s no other way to talk about it) Easter dessert is paired with my favorite kind of frosting – cream cheese frosting. While most of us enjoy this beauty in the traditional version of a cake, there’s so many different ways to get your cake fix!

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What is carrot cake?

Some historians think that carrot cake is from Medieval times when it was popular to have carrot pudding. With limited access to sugar, bakers used carrots to sweeten a dish. A traditional carrot cake is a moist (again I know you may not like the word but there really isn’t a good word to describe it), spiced sheet or layered cake, often accompanied by cream cheese frosting or butter cream frosting. Many people add raisins, walnuts, shredded coconut and spices like all spice, cinnamon and cloves. The beauty of this cake is that you can add or omit many of the add-ons, except for the spices, don’t omit the spices.

20 Tasty and Easy Carrot Cake Ideas

Carrot Cake Pie – Crazy For Crust


Who says you can’t have pie at Easter supper? I love Crazy for Crust’s take on my carrot cake with her spin in the form of a pie. Get the recipe here!

Carrot Cake Scones – Wondermom Wannabe


With springtime being in the air during the Easter season I can see these pretty scones brightening up an afternoon tea.

Carrot Cake Cookies – Lil Luna

I love frosting. I think I’ve told you that, I like a little bit of cake with my frosting and this cookie looks like a great amount of tasty frosting!

Carrot Cake Cookies with Carrot frosting on top.

Carrot Cake Fudge – Inside Bru Crew Life

Carrot Cake Fudge

These white chocolate bites of fudge would look perfect on a dessert table or even as little gifts for your guests if you’re hosting Easter dinner. Click here for the recipe.

Shortbread Bars – Life, Love, and Sugar

Carrot Cake Shortcake Bars

I feel like when you live in Minnesota you have to have a good bar recipe to bring to any potluck event. Whip these bars up the next time the church has an Easter-time potluck and be the hit of the show.

Carrot Cake Roll – Crazy For Crust

Carrot Cake Roll

After watching The Great British Baking Show on Netflix during the holidays, I have a new found respect for bakers who can actually pull off a rolled cake. I read the recipe and Crazy for Crust’s instructions are easy to follow. I think I may be able to do this and get it done correctly.

Milkshake – Chocolate Covered Katie

Carrot Cake Milkshake

There was a family I knew from my old church who always have milkshakes/malts and movie nights. It was their thing and they were known for it. Imagine making this milkshake during a movie night with your family. Mmm mmm good.

Puppy Chow – Belle of the Kitchen

Carrot Cake Puppy Chow

PUPPY CHOW!!!!! My sister and I LOVE and I mean LOVE puppy chow. I’m definitely making this version of puppy chow when I see her in April. Ensue mouth-watering now.

Carrot Cake Dip – Homemade Hooplah

Carrot Cake Dip

I think this sweet, carrot dip would taste really good with some angel food cake and maybe strawberries, don’t you?

No-Bake Energy Bites – Jessica in the Kitchen

Carrot Cake Energy Bites

I rarely make energy bites because I just end up eating all of them in one day! I think I’ll give these a try in the spring though. Check out Jessica in the Kitchen for the full recipe for these energy balls.

Low-Carb Carrot Cake Cheesecake – Sugar Free Mom

low-carb Cheesecake

I’ve been a long time fan of Sugar Free Mom and her recipes are always on point. This low-carb cheesecake is so mouth-watering, I always want more and more and more! Probably not the best idea but it’s a holiday, right?

Oatmeal Cookies – Amy’s Healthy Baking

Carrot Oatmeal Cookies

This cookie looks like a nice spiced cookie, I think I’d add some cream cheese frosting to my batch though.

Cream Cheese Carrot Cake Trifle – Tastes of Lizzy T


Whenever I see the word trifle I think of that FRIENDS episode when Rachel tries to make a trifle but ends up getting the page of shepherd’s pie and traditional trifle stuck together. Hilarious! This dessert trifle is definitely much better than Rachel’s shepherd’s pie trifle.

Soft Sandwich Cookies – The Comfort of Cooking

Soft Cookie Sandwich

Cream cheese frosting! I repeat cream cheese frosting!!!! I can’t wait to try this sandwich cookie from The Comfort of Cooking.

Carrot Cake Smoothie Bowl – Pinch of Yum

Carrot Cake Smoothie Bowl

I would totally eat this for breakfast and lunch and probably a late night snack. Get the recipe here at Pinch of Yum.

Carrot Cake Donuts – Inside Bru Crew Life

Carrot Cake Donuts

Imagine hunting for Easter eggs and munching on some of these donuts. Yummy!!!

Carrot Cake Pancakes – Cookie and Kate

Carrot Cake Coffee Cake – Crazy For Crust

 Coffee Cake

Crazy for Crust definitely has the A-game on for different versions of our favorite cake, doesn’t she? I love how crumbly this coffee cake looks.

Carrot Cake Cinnamon Rolls with Mascarpone Icing – How Sweet Eats

Carrot Cinnamon Rolls

I am here for these special cinnamon rolls for Easter brunch!

Carrot Cake Banana Bread – Chocolate Covered Katie

Banana Bread

I really like banana bread and I happen to have about 8 ripe frozen bananas in my freezer just waiting to be part of my next banana bread batch. I’ll have to change things up a bit with this version of banana bread from Chocolate Covered Katie

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats – Fit Foodie Finds

Overnight Oats

Anything that requires less prep in the mornings, especially if I’m headed out to an sunrise Easter service is an A+ in my book. Plus, everything in this recipe is so good for you.

Carrot Cake Blondies – Crazy For Crust

Blondies with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Brown sugar and carrots and cinnamon cream cheese frosting equals perfection in any occasion. Agreed? So yummy!

Do you like carrot cake? When do you eat it? Easter only or all year round?

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