Homemade carrot cake has become incredibly popular as a delightful alternative to the usual chocolate and Victoria sponge cakes. It offers a unique and flavourful experience that sets it apart. The grated carrots bring moistness and natural sweetness, while warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg create a comforting taste.
Pair that with the creamy and tangy cream cheese frosting, and you've got a winning combination. For some added indulgence, you can even throw in walnuts or raisins for an ever-so-satisfying crunch.
Have a go at these easy carrot cake recipes
Classic carrot cake
With only five simple steps, our classic carrot cake recipe is a breeze to make. The cake is gently spiced and topped with an irresistibly delicious cream cheese frosting.
But here's the secret to its irresistible flavour: Tate & Lyle Pure Cane Light Muscovado Sugar. This special sugar adds a pronounced toffee and caramel flavour, taking this carrot cake to a whole new level of deliciousness.
Prep time is just 20 minutes, followed by 60 minutes of baking, resulting in a moist and decadent treat.
Carrot cake cupcakes
Indulge in the delightful yumminess of our carrot cake cupcakes with this recipe that is sure to please.
Each batch yields 12 perfectly moist and flavourful cakes. Packed with the added crunch of walnuts, these cupcakes offer a delightful texture.
But what truly sets them apart is the use of Tate & Lyle Caster Sugar and Tate & Lyle Light Brown Sugar. The caster sugar lends a lightness to the cupcakes, ensuring a tender crumb, while the light brown sugar brings a subtle hint of caramel and a moistness that keeps your cupcakes irresistibly soft.
Carrot and walnut cake
Experience pure indulgence with a luscious carrot and walnut cake that will delight your taste buds.
This moist cake is generously topped with a rich, citrus-infused icing and adorned with caramelised walnuts for an irresistible crunch. With a prep time of just 1 hour and a bake time of 60 minutes, this cake is worth every moment spent in the kitchen.
The secret to its exceptional taste lies in the addition of Tate & Lyle Light Brown Sugar, which brings a subtle caramel note, adding depth and complexity to the flavours, while also contributing to the cake's moistness.
Golden carrot cake
Experience the golden allure of a carrot cake that will captivate your senses. Our exquisite golden carrot cake boasts a delicate honeyed flavour that adds a touch of elegance to every bite.
With just 30 minutes of prep time and 1 hour to make, this recipe offers an ideal balance of convenience and enjoyment.
For the perfect finishing touch, this easy carrot cake recipe calls for Tate & Lyle Cane Icing Sugar to create a delectable and visually appealing icing decoration.
Carrot cake cookies
Experience the delightful transformation of everyone's favourite cake into delectable carrot cake cookies.
With just 15 minutes of prep time and an additional 15 minutes of baking, these cookies offer a quick and delightful treat.
Infused with the rich flavour of Tate & Lyle Unrefined Demerara Sugar, each bite delivers a satisfyingly sweet and caramel-like taste. Indulge in the perfect combination of moist carrot cake and the convenience of a cookie.
For some super helpful tips and tricks for making the perfect carrot cake, take a look at our other blog on this topic: How to Make Carrot Cake: Recipes & Tips.