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Carrot Cake Reinvented: 15 Unique Recipes for #CarrotCakeDay!

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Carrot cake is one of those staple desserts in any given culinary repertoire. It is a delicious, moist treat, and it’s usually accompanied with yummy cream cheese frosting. We can all agree that cake is great and all (trust us, we love cake) but you would be surprised at how many different ways carrot cake can be made! Using the Food Monster App, we found 15 recipes that add unique twists to your typical baked cake recipe. Squares, cheesecake bites, ice cream, we have it all.

1. Double Decker No Bake Carrot Cake
Vegan Double Decker Carrot Cake

No-bake carrot cake with a silky cashew cream cheese frosting? Yes please! If you like carrot cake and you have a sweet tooth, you will love this Double Decker No Bake Carrot Cake that has zero consequences. You can eat this carrot cake for breakfast, lunch dinner, or dessert, guilt free!

2.  Nutritious Carrot Cake With Creamy Lemon Orange Frosting
Vegan Gluten-Free Nutritious Carrot Cake With Creamy Lemon Orange Frosting

This Nutritious Carrot Cake With Creamy Lemon Orange Frosting is packed full of fresh nutritious goodness and bursting with delicious flavors such as sweet carrots, ginger, orange, lemon, cinnamon, and vanilla. Of course carrot cake wouldn’t be complete without a creamy lemon and orange cashew frosting! Cashews are a great alternative to cream cheese. When soaked and blended, they become a smooth and creamy texture that makes an excellent choice for frosting.

3. Healthy Carrot Cake Baked Donuts
Vegan Gluten-Free Healthy Carrot Cake Baked Doughnuts

Cake for breakfast? And it’s healthy too? Yes please! Baking doughnuts is so much healthier then the typical fry method, they taste just as good, and the proof is these Healthy Carrot Cake Baked Donuts! Made from just 10 ingredients, they are ready in only 15 minutes. Naturally gluten-free, this is a treat everyone will love.

4. Carrot Cake Ice Cream Sandwiches
Vegan Carrot Cake Ice Cream Sandwiches

Yes, Carrot Cake Ice Cream Sandwiches are a thing! This recipe takes all the flavors of carrot cake (carrots, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and orange) and loads them into tasty carrot cake ice sandwiches. Soft and chewy oatmeal cookies loaded with lots of grated sweet carrots sandwiching a generous filling of creamy pineapple-banana ice cream. Refreshing and sweet, you’ll love making them just as you love eating them.

5. Easy Spelt Carrot Cake
Vegan Easy Spelt Carrot Cake

Though you may associate carrot cake with the springtime, the veggie-based Easy Spelt Carrot Cake can easily be enjoyed all year round! Especially in the fall and winter months when the carrot harvest is plentiful. This easy to make, moist cake only requires 8 ingredients and just a bit of time. 

6.  Carrot Cake Squares With Coconut Cashew Frosting 
Vegan Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Squares With Coconut Cashew Frosting

This incredibly satisfying Carrot Cake Squares With Coconut Cashew Frosting are simple, easy, and best of all– quick. The carrots add an amazing natural sweetness that we all know and love about carrot cake, and make the mix perfectly fudge-y while the velvety cashew cream provides the perfect finish. Top it off with some toasted nuts and flower petals and it becomes the most beautiful little treat for you and for others.

7. Carrot Cake Magic Paleo Cookie Bars
Vegan Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Paleo Magic Cookie Bars

Are you ready for some magic, because these Carrot Cake Magic Paleo Cookie Bars are a real show-stopper!. These amazing bars have all the flavors you crave in a carrot cake but in a healthier bar version of this classic dessert. The crispy crust packed with spicy notes of cinnamon and nutmeg, then topped with a rich carrot cake, and finished with toasty nuts and a creamy frosting.

8. Raw Zucchini Carrot Cake
Vegan Raw Zucchini Carrot Cake

This Raw Zucchini Carrot Cake is packed full of fresh, nutritious goodness (like zucchini!) and bursting with delicious flavors such sweet carrots, orange, lemon, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, and vanilla. ]The frosting is a combination of soaked cashew, coconut oil, coconut nectar, and a dash of vanilla. The addition of lemon and orange juice gives this frosting a delicious citrus flavor that work like a dream. All the cake without the guilt. Enjoy.

9. Greek Carrot Cake
Vegan Greek Carrot Cake

This Greek Carrot Cake is wonderfully moist, exceptionally flavorful, and flat out delicious. The secret to this cake’s perfumed majesty is that the carrots are boiled with the spices before being added to the dough, this process imbues them with extra flavor. It’s such a delicious and unique way to prepare carrot cake!

10.  Carrot Zucchini Squares With Cashew Maple Frosting
Vegan Carrot Zucchini Squares With Cashew Maple Frosting

These Carrot Zucchini Squares With Cashew Maple Frosting make it easy to say “I deserve this” to treating yourself with their abundance of hidden veggies! They are made from quinoa flour (or whole wheat flour), packed with veggie carrot and zucchini goodness, and topped with a creamy cashew maple frosting. Perfect for dessert or that mid-day snack!

11. Raw Carrot Cake Cheesecakes
Vegan Raw Carrot Cake Cheesecakes

These decadent personal Raw Carrot Cake Cheesecakes have a delicious carrot cake base that is topped with a smooth and creamy cashew cheesecake layer. For special occasions or even just because, you are going to be in for a real treat.

12. Avocado Mousse Carrot Cake
Vegan Avocado Mousse Carrot Cake

If you’re a carrot cake lover, this gluten-free Avocado Mousse Carrot Cake made from buckwheat flour will be paradise. Also, if you are a chocolate lover, this cake will be a better dream come true because it’s topped with creamy chocolate avocado mousse. Never compromise between carrot cake and getting your chocolate fix ever again.

13. Hazelnut Carrot Cake
Vegan Hazelnut Carrot Cake

This Hazelnut Carrot Cake is truly unique. The rice flour, spelt flour, hazelnut milk, and coconut oil make it so moist insanely delicious. At the same time, thanks to the roasted hazelnuts, vanilla, and maple, it’s so light and full of nutty, carrot flavor.

14. Cardamom Carrot Cake With Kombucha Frosting
Vegan Cardamom Carrot Cake With Kombucha Frosting

This beautiful Cardamom Carrot Cake With Kombucha Frosting is simple, but delicious. Cardamom is added to the batter to give it a bit of warm-spiciness, and the baked cake is moist, tender, and perfectly carrot-full. The frosting is made with coconut oil, cocoa butter, tangy kombucha, and plenty of powdered sugar – a unique and zesty delicious twist!

15. Raw Mandarin Carrot Cake With Lemon Cream
Vegan Raw Mandarin Carrot Cake With Lemon Cream

What more can you ask for with this Raw Mandarin Carrot Cake With Lemon Cream? This unique treat is easy to prepare, filled with carrots, and delicious. The mandarins add a subtle citrus sweetness to the cake itself, while the tart lemon cream acts to balance it out. Since turmeric was used to brighten the cream, a hint of ginger also teases the taste buds with its spiiness. It’s a moist cake with a creamy filling that you won’t have to ever feel guilty about.

While you’re browsing our carrot cakes, you should also check out our blondies! With the Food Monster App, you’ll never run out of desserts to peruse and make you hungry, which is why you should download it so you can start making these recipes in the kitchen!  With over 10,000 recipes, it’s available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. In addition to all of this awesomeness, subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

Lead image S\source: Raw Mandarin Carrot Cake With Lemon Cream

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