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7 New Ways to Get Your Carrot Cake Fix

Here's what happens when you take the flavors of sweet, spicy, carroty carrot cake and come up with new ways to enjoy them. Only a couple of these beauties involve actual cake.

1. Carrot Cake Cheesecake

Rich and creamy cheesecake is baked atop a carrot cake crust for a double dose of oh-my-goodness! Allrecipes community member smitty says, "Definitely a keeper as everyone wanted the recipe."

Carrot Cake Cheesecake

Carrot Cake Cheesecake | Photo by Happyschmoopies

2. Carrot Pancake Cake

Carrot cake pancakes get layered with cream cheese frosting to make these charming breakfast stacks, but they'd be great for dessert, too. Watch the video for Carrot Pancake Cakes to see how to make them.

3. Carrot Cake Cookies

The original recipe says to simply spread the cream cheese frosting on the cookies, but lots of reviewers were inspired to create super-cute whoopie pies. They upped the amount of shredded carrots, too.

 

Carrot Cake Cookies

Carrot Cake Cookies | Photo by footballgrl16

4. Carrot Cake Smoothie

Blending carrots into smoothies is nothing new, but all the extra spices and fruits in this recipe make it taste like a drinkable carrot cake. In fact, it's so thick and fruity, you can turn it into a healthy breakfast smoothie bowl by topping it with extras like nuts, coconut, and chia seeds, and eating it with a spoon.

 

Carrot Cake Smoothie

Carrot Cake Smoothie | Photo by lutzflcat

5. Carrot Cake Oatmeal

Here's another way to start your day with a carrot cake take. Hearty steel-cut oats are cooked with carrots, apples, raisins, nuts, and spices into a warm, chewy bowlful of good-for-you breakfast.

 

Carrot Cake Oatmeal

Carrot Cake Oatmeal | Photo by ReneePaj

6. A Memorial Day Carrot Cake Recipe

Carrot cake for your gluten-free lifestyle! Almond flour takes the place of wheat in this rich, dense cake. Instead of the grapeseed oil in the recipe, you could use coconut oil. This cake isn't vegan, but you could top it with this Vegan Cream 'Cheese' Frosting, if you'd like.

 

A Memorial Day Carrot Cake

A Memorial Day Carrot Cake | Photo by always_experiment

7. Carrot Cake Donut Holes with Cream Cheese Dip

Everything you love about carrot cake, now in mini donut hole form. Where's the cream cheese frosting? You're dipping in it.

 

Carrot Cake Donut Holes with Cream Cheese Dip

Carrot Cake Donut Holes with Cream Cheese Dip | Photo by Ashley Baron Rodriguez


Check out our complete collection of Carrot Cake Recipes.


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• Get the secrets to making the best carrot cake.
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About Vanessa Greaves

Good food, friends, and fun are always on the menu. Find me as foodelicious on Allrecipes and vanny.gee on Instagram (but only if you don't mind cat pics and cocktails).