Best Carrot Cake

My favorite carrot cake recipe! It’s moist, it’s easy, and it’s a little healthy too, made with whole wheat flour, applesauce, and maple syrup.

It’s carrot cake season! This week, I feel like I’ve eaten carrot cake for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We had a big carrot cake last weekend for Jack’s birthday, followed by a few more cakes made (and consumed) while creating this post. I would say that I’m carrot caked out, but we really just love carrot cake! We even had it at our wedding because it’s Jack’s favorite thing ever. This carrot cake recipe is based on my mom’s. Her secret ingredient is applesauce, which makes the cake super moist. Before the frosting is added, it’s even healthy, but with…

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Photograph of Jeanine Donofrio and Jack Mathews in their kitchen

Hello, we're Jeanine and Jack.

We love to eat, travel, cook, and eat some more! We create & photograph vegetarian recipes from our home in Chicago, while our shiba pups eat the kale stems that fall on the kitchen floor.

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Photograph of Jeanine Donofrio and Jack Mathews in their kitchen

Hello, we're Jeanine and Jack.

We love to eat, travel, cook, and eat some more! We create & photograph vegetarian recipes from our home in Chicago, while our shiba pups eat the kale stems that fall on the kitchen floor.