National Carrot Cake Day

Bundt style carrot cake with drizzled frosting and orange zest, on a dark grey plate on top of a pale blue background, with green napkin, small coffee cups and forks, labelled national carrot cake day.


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By Caro

It's NATIONAL CARROT CAKE DAY!  Easily a favourite bake in most households, but finding a perfect recipe is not so simple.  Look no further - here's my classic recipe for the layer cake with orange cream cheese frosting.  So versatile, it can be used to make layer cakes, bundts, cupcakes, squares, mini bundts & even Gluten free too.  Add raisins or nuts if you like. 

**Thank you Diana for trying lots of my recipes – your photos are lovely.

We used my recipe for a competition in Facebook group – Great British Bake Off Fans. They really did my recipe proud. Here are just a few pics (Andrea, Diana, Sally, Shona, Victoria & Alison)

collage of readers carrot cakes in different styling.
Carrot cake made by my readers (Andrea, Diana, Sally, Shona, Victoria & Alison)

So why not have a try of my recipe now, and get yourself prepared for Easter baking, (or anytime really – why not? 🙂 )

Video Of Making Carrot Cake

Old photo of a deep 3 layer carrot cake with lots of cream cheese frosting on top and side sin peaks, with handmade fondant carrots on top and bottom.


Try my original recipe, that is for 3 or 4 layers, so craming in even more cream cheese filling! OR, you can go minimalistic and make 2 deep layers (see below).

Go to Classic Carrot Cake recipe

Click ‘download’ to save the recipe to your phone or computer.

The classic recipe above, can be used to make a large bundt or mini bundt and mini loave cakes, like Diana did in the photo below. Note the Gluten free recipe is for a slightly smaller bundt tin size but more of a standard size.

Shot of fondant carrots without greens and titled fondant carrots.


Let me show you just how simple it really is to make these cute fondant carrots with my step-by-step photo tutorial. Great for cupcakes or on larger cakes and can be made weeks ahead of time.

Go To Fondant Carrot Tutorial

Download the fondant tutorail by clicking below:

Mini carrot bundt cakes decorated and on a cooling rack.

Mini Carrot Bundt Cakes With Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

Mini Carrot Bundt Cakes are a smaller scale version of my classic Carrot cake, perfectly paired with an orange cream cheese frosting. Perfect for Easter and Spring simple baking & using up those mini Easter eggs.

Perfect beginner baker recipe

Go to Mini Carrot Bundt Cakes

close up of a gluten free carrot bundt cake with cream cheese frosting down the sides and pecans to the top.


My original carrot cake recipe, reduced a little and made using Gluten free ingredients. Also includes a little video showing how to use lining paste for an easy removal of the bundt cake and how I frosted the cake.

Go to Gluten Free Carrot Bundt Cake recipe

To save to your phone or computer, click the ‘download’ button below:

Carrot Cake With Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

MAKE-UP THEMED CARROT CAKE With Cream Cheese Frosting

Same classic carrot cake but with a smoother frosting finish and make-up themed fondant decorations. So not just for Easter & Spring-time baking and can be used for ANY style of cake.

Recipe to come.

Click ‘download’ below, to save to your phone or computer


Here’s the classic recipe made using cupcakes and muffins cakes (thanks for photo 2 & 3 Diana!)

Go to Carrot Cake recipe

Close angled shot of carrot cake square pieces.


With Orange cream Cheese Frosting

A smaller version of my classic Carrot Cake, but in a tray bake, making squares, or slices. Easy baking!

Go to Carrot Cake Slices.

For more Easter & Spring themed recipes – click to go to Easter & Spring recipes

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Caro xx

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