10 Tasty Ways to Get More Carrot Cake in Your Life

From carrot cake pancakes to carrot cake oatmeal, these delicious recipes prove that everyone's favourite flavour isn't just for dessert.

Our Favourite Carrot Cake Recipes

Carrot Cupcakes

“To try to get my family to eat more vegetables, I often ‘hide’ nutritional foods inside sweet treats. The shredded carrots add wonderful moistness to these cupcakes, which have a rich cream cheese frosting. Now we can have our cake and eat our vegetables, too!” —Doreen Kelly, Rosyln, Pennsylvania

Get the recipe for Carrot Cupcakes.

Vertical Carrot Cake

“This vertical spin on a cherished classic is packed with spices and sure to impress. The brown butter cream cheese frosting truly takes the vertical cake over the top!” — Mark Neufang, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Carrot Cake Pancakes

“Here’s a way for fans of carrot cake to have their favourite dessert for breakfast. These delicate, decadent pancakes are drizzled with sweet and spicy maple syrup that complements the sour cream and nut topping.” —Leane Goering, Salem, Indiana

Get the recipe for Carrot Cake Pancakes.

Wonderful Carrot Cake

“This carrot cake recipe is moist, tender and delicious. Kids will love it because it’s sweet, and you’ll love it because it’s packed with good-for-you carrots.” —Brenda Rankhorn, New Market, Alabama

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Carrot Blueberry Cupcakes

“Carrots, blueberries, pineapple and zucchini make an interesting and delicious combination in these unique little treats.” —Patricia Kile, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.

Get the recipe for Carrot Blueberry Cupcakes.

Pressure-Cooker Carrot Cake Oatmeal

“This warm breakfast cereal made in the pressure cooker is a great way to add some veggies in the morning and keep a healthy diet! For extra crunch, I garnish individual servings with ground walnuts or pecans.” —Debbie Kain, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Get the recipe for Pressure-Cooker Carrot Cake Oatmeal.

Carrot Sheet Cake

“We sold pieces of this to-die-for carrot cake at an art show. Before long, we sold out of all the 10 cakes we had made!” —Dottie Cosgrove, South El Monte, California

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Carrot Spice Thumbprint Cookies

“Carrot cake is a family favourite, and these delicious cookies taste just like it with shredded carrots, dried cranberries, toasted walnuts, cinnamon and cloves. And they’re topped with a rich cream cheese frosting. Who could resist? Each cookie is like eating a piece of carrot cake, but with no fork needed!” —Susan Bickta, Kutztown, Pennsylvania

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Carrot Honey Loaf

“As a busy health-care professional and mom, one of the most meaningful gifts I give to the people I love is my time and skills in the kitchen. I have been baking since I was 7 years old and while I still am an avid baker, raising three children, caring for three dogs and working full-time leaves me with little energy! My family appreciates all my efforts and this is a favourite extra ‘gift’ I give people for special events like a housewarming or welcoming a new baby. It is especially good toasted with butter.” —Krystal Horudko, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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Pineapple Carrot Cake

“This moist cake with cream cheese frosting is the best I’ve ever eaten. It’s so simple, too, because it uses two jars of baby food instead of fresh carrots that need to be grated.” —Jeanette McKenna, Vero Beach, Florida

Get the recipe for Pineapple Carrot Cake.

Carrot Dump Cake

“Because our family adores carrot cake, I experimented to find an easy way to make it so we could enjoy it all the time. This super moist dump cake version makes my family smile when it suddenly appears on the table.” —Bonnie Hawkins, Elkhorn, Wisconsin

Get the recipe for Carrot Dump Cake.

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