While we could dig into a plate of ‘chai tow kway’ any time, we also love the Western version of carrot cake. The best carrot cakes are moist and with just the right amount of flavour to keep you thinking about it long after you’ve digested it.
We’ve picked seven places in Singapore you should go to the next time you have a carrot cake craving. Buy them in-store or order online for special occasions – or just to pig out in the privacy of your home – we won’t judge.
This popular chain sells some seriously good cakes and, thanks to the fact that there are many outlets islandwide, we’re never too far away from one. The Carrot Walnut Cake is its signature cake and you’ll know why once you try it.
The fact that it’s moist is one of the main reasons why it tastes so heavenly, plus the cream cheese frosting gives it the perfect finish. You’ll love this cake for sure if you’re a fan of walnuts as there’s a generous amount of them, serving as a sturdy wall around the cake.
The cakes here are fabulous, to say the least, and they live up to their diva names such as The Bette Midler, Ms Diana Ross, Beyonce (lemonade-inspired, of course), Ms Jacintha (local flavours for our very own local diva), and Lady Marmalade.
Big Lub’s Carrot Cake is one of the signatures in its premium collection and adds a twist to a classic cake.
It’s filled with a sour cream, vanilla and cream cheese frosting, and coconut and cranberries give it a different texture too. A gluten-free variation is available too.
You’ll be forgiven for trying to figure out just what makes this carrot cake so special after tasting it but it’s all down to Baker & Cook’s secret blend of subtle spices.
It’s not just what’s inside that’s delicious, as the outer layer of the cake is exquisite too – topped with cream cheese and sprinkled with pumpkin seeds, apricot pieces and black sesame seeds.
It’s almost too pretty to eat but you won’t stop after the first bite. It’s no wonder it’s a hot favourite with regular customers.
There are almost too many cakes to choose from here but go straight for the carrot cake if you love that variety of cake. The Spiced Carrot Cake is a regular carrot cake with a bit of extra ‘oomph’.
Ingredients include shredded carrots, pecan nuts and cinnamon, with an icing of light cream cheese, and topped with pecan nuts. It’s a hearty cake that will keep you going back for more.
Singapore’s culinary icon Violet Oon is known for her Nyonya cooking but did you know that she bakes luscious cakes too? Violet Oon Singapore’s Carrot Cake is delightfully moist and features a melange of carrots, desiccated coconut and pineapple.
And its cream cheese frosting is like no other as it’s infused with calamansi. Adding to this unique topping are chopped walnuts and toasted coconut.
One look at this carrot cake and you know it’s unique. Why? Because it’s square! The Square Carrot Cake is one of the bestsellers at this halal bakery that also uses free-range eggs, organic unrefined sugar and doesn’t use anything artificial in its bakes.
We’re not sure if the use of top-notch ingredients is what contributes to its yummy taste but we definitely love that it’s soft and moist. It’s topped with a tangy-sweet cream cheese frosting and a whole lot of roasted walnuts.
The fact that the cake isn’t baked very thick means you’ll be able to cut it into pieces that won’t fill you up too much, but go for that second helping or a large slice if you want more.
The carrot cake here is a cupcake version but this doesn’t mean that it doesn’t pack a punch. In fact, you could say that because it’s a cupcake, you’ll be able to get the right amount of satisfaction from it, without over-indulging, as you might with a large piece of cake.
The spiced walnut-carrot cake comes with a cream cheese frosting and is topped with a piece of walnut.
The bakes at Plain Vanilla are always enjoyable and this carrot cake is no exception.