Carrot cake on brown baking paper, cut into sqaures, drizzled with icing

Carrot cake recipes

Try one of our carrot cake recipes whether you're hosting a coffee morning, afternoon tea or just fancy a treat. We even have sugar-free and vegan versions.

1,119 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Delight friends with an afternoon tea that includes this easy carrot cake. You can bake the cake, freeze it and just drizzle over the icing on the day

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
184 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Who can resist a slice of moist, frosting-topped carrot cake with a warming cuppa?

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
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272 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This crowd-pleasing recipe turns the ultimate afternoon tea favourite into delightful cupcakes

50 mins
Easy
160 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Top this classic carrot cake with moreish icing and chopped walnuts or pecans. Serve as a sweet treat with a cup of tea any time of the day.

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
115 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Angela Nilsen rethinks traditional ingredients and baking techniques to create a healthier version of a classic

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
79 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Turn a garden glut into something amazing with this delicious, moist cake and freeze one for later too

45 mins
Easy
32 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Junior cook Emily shares her simple, no-fuss recipe for gluten-free carrot cake

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
12 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

All the joy of baking with healthier results! This traybake uses sweet potato for natural sweetness and lower fat frosting

1 hr
Easy
13 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

A universal favourite, in cookie form! Give your standard carrot cake an upgrade with these bite-sized, biscuity treats 

50 mins
More effort
5 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Put a twist on the classic American monkey bread with Easter flavours. It’s made to be pulled apart and eaten with your hands – like a monkey would!

2 hrs and 5 mins
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Vegetarian
12 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This dairy-free and sugar-free carrot cake uses natural xylitol to sweeten it and is very simple to make

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

These chocolate carrot loaf cakes with edible vegetable decoration can be left as a present for Santa's reindeer - or enjoyed all year round

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
26 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Give free-from baking a go with this easy vegan sandwich cake – an indulgent carrot cake with coconut and cashew icing that everyone will want another slice of

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Vegan
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A sticky and delicious sponge with decorative candied carrot topping - enjoy a slice with a cup of coffee or tea

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
99 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

If you’re looking for a treat for afternoon tea, or something to make for a cake sale, try this crunchy-topped traybake

50 mins
Easy
56 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Lovers of ginger cake and carrot cake should enjoy this one. It mellows and improves over a couple of days

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
69 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

This easy carrot cake traybake is perfect for getting kids practicing their cooking skills. Take a handful of ingredients and turn them into a teatime treat

1 hr
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Carrot meets courgette cake in this ultimate vegetable bake from Good Food reader Katie Ready - smother in cream cheese icing and finish with chopped nuts

1 hr and 5 mins
More effort
17 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A novel way to use up root vegetables is to bake up a sweet, moist sponge with citrus flavours

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
20 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A moist sponge made from banana, apple, carrots and mango, topped with a fruity cream cheese frosting

1 hr
Easy
7 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This cake is a cross between a carrot and a banana cake, with pineapple thrown in for juicy sweetness - a lovely light dessert or teatime treat

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
12 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This deliciously moist alternative to the traditional pudding was conjured up by combining sticky toffee pudding and carrot cake

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
13 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Bake this impressive tropical sponge for a special occasion. This scrumptious triple-layer passion fruit cake is also perfect for Valentine's Day

1 hr and 25 mins
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