The Best Carrot Cake Recipe with Brown Butter Frosting

The only carrot cake recipe you will ever need - this time with fluffy, nutty brown butter frosting and choose your own adventure add-ins.

The best carrot cake is now dressed in the most mouth-watering waves of brown butter frosting.  Don’t you just want to drive right in?  With flavors this good we don’t really need all the bells and whistles (although they never hurt).  The organic swoops and swirls of the slightly nutty frosting are so inviting.  


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup walnuts (toasted and ground), 1/2 cup almond flour, or 1/3 cup all-purpose flour*
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon all spice
  • ¾ cup grapeseed or canola oil
  • 1 ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple, applesauce, or mashed, ripe banana*
  • 3 cups shredded carrots


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour two 8-inch cake pans as set aside.
  2. Whisk together the all-purpose flour, almond flour (or ground walnuts - if using), baking powder, baking soda, spices, and salt.  Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together both sugars, eggs, and orange zest (if using).  Stream in the oil and mix until combined.  Stir in the pineapple (or applesauce or banana). 
  4. Full instructions visit @stylesweetca

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