7 Best Carrot Desserts for Easter

Oatmeal-Carrot Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting © Kristen Stevens
By F&W Editors Posted March 15, 2016

This vegetable is more than just a tasty side.

Carrots are delicious in savory dishes, but they're also fantastic for dessert! Tap into your inner bunny this Easter and make a beautiful spread of incredible, extra-carrot-y sweets. From classic carrot cake to healthy, date-sweetened muffins, here are seven excellent desserts featuring carrots.

1. Classic Carrot Cake with Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting

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Pastry chef Jodi Elliot's version is deliciously moist and not too sweet.

2. Cocoa-Carrot Cake with Cocoa Crumble

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This is the ultimate carrot cake for chocolate lovers.

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3. Nutmeg-Banana-Carrot Muffins with Chocolate Ganache

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Simple date syrup sweetens these healthy muffins.

4. Oatmeal-Carrot Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

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If you like carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, then you will love these cookies.

5. Coconut Flour Carrot Cake

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Coconut flour makes this classic carrot layer cake both gluten-free and pleasingly dense.

6. Carrot Cupcakes with Caramel and Cream Cheese Frosting

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The cream cheese frosting on these moist carrot cupcakes is intentionally undersweetened to compensate for the sweet caramel topping.

7. Almond and Carrot Cake

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Because it's not overly sweet or rich, this dessert—a cross between a coarse-textured flourless nut cake and a carrot cake—would be perfect with a glass of sweet wine.


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