carrot cake


plural carrot cakes
: a cake made with shredded carrots in the batter
At least half the entries were the classic carrot cake made with flour, oil, eggs, sugar, carrot and spices and topped with cream-cheese icing, a recipe that emerged in the United States in the late 1970s.Richard Cornish

Examples of carrot cake in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This sheet cake carrot cake not only feeds a crowd but travels well. Alana Al-Hatlani, Southern Living, 18 Apr. 2024 Other layered desserts that Jars has experimented with include carrot cake, Rice Krispies Treat, strawberry cannoli, berries and cream and blueberry pie. John Metcalfe, The Mercury News, 27 Mar. 2024 The culinary program is worth writing home about, with winter dishes that include carrot cake waffles with walnut syrup, Cuban sandwiches and gnocchi with short rib ragu. Brittany Anas, The Denver Post, 12 Mar. 2024 Caroline’s Cakes out of South Carolina makes a delicious version with alternating layers of caramel, cream cheese icing, and carrot cake. Amanda Ogle, Southern Living, 16 Feb. 2024 Look out especially for the cheesecake and carrot cakes created by lifelong baker Joan Dressler, whose son Jon Dressler has put them on the menu all his restaurant concepts. Heidi Finley, Charlotte Observer, 16 Feb. 2024 Ceccarelli is perhaps most excited for the carrot cake her family ordered for Sunday, said Perla Gonzalez, one of Ceccarelli's caretakers at Willits' Holy Spirit Residential Care Home. Claire Thornton, USA TODAY, 2 Feb. 2024 By Beth Dooley, Star Tribune (TNS) Dense, moist and homey, carrot cake is the quintessential American classic. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 8 Mar. 2024 To mix things up, some even get creative by adding flavors from some of your family's favorite desserts, like carrot cake and apple pie. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 16 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of carrot cake was in 1903

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“Carrot cake.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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