Easy Carrot Cake Recipes: 11 Southern Recipes for Dessert

Homemade carrot cake is the perfect dessert for any occasion!

By: Natalie Taylor, Editor, FaveSouthernRecipes.com

When thinking about classic cake recipes that have stood the test of time, carrot cake is one of the first recipes that comes to mind. This collection of Easy Carrot Cake Recipes: 11 Southern Recipes for Dessert will give you a selection of cake recipes that your Grandma would be proud of. While there are many variations on the classic carrot cake recipe, this cake is marked by its signature blend of spices, its moist texture, and of course, shredded carrots. Below, you will find classic carrot cake recipes as well as recipes that were inspired by traditional carrot cakes.

While carrot cake is mostly associated with Easter, it is also a great dessert for Christmas, Mother's Day, and any other occasion when you want a delicious Southern cake. Whether you're looking for something traditional, a recipe for carrot cake bars, or even carrot cake cookies, you'll find lots of choices below. After all, there are few problems in life that can't be helped with homemade cake or a freshly-baked dessert.


Recipes for Homemade Carrot Cake

If you're looking for a classic carrot cake recipe, you're in the right place. Some of these recipes focus on the delicious simplicity of a basic carrot cake. These cake recipes have a smoother texture. In some of the other recipes, you'll find ingredients like crushed pineapple, shredded coconut, chopped nuts, and even raisins. If you like cakes with complex texture, these are the recipes for you. However, carrot cake wouldn't be the same without cream cheese frosting! Pineapple Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting even features orange zest in the frosting, which sets it apart from the crowd.

Carrot Cake-Inspired Recipes

If you love the taste of carrot cake, but want to try something a little different, you'll love these Carrot Cake-Inspired Recipes. If you're taking your carrot cake to a potluck, you might find it easier to take carrot cake bars, cupcakes, or cookies instead of a layer cake. For something completely different, try out bread pudding or Carrot Cake Cinnamon Rolls. These recipes are sure to surprise and delight your guests!

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