About This Carrot Cake Recipe
This incredibly moist carrot cake recipe is extra flavorful and delicious! The recipe uses brown butter with lots of shredded carrots and toasted pecans. The cake is then topped off with an easy, creamy cream cheese frosting. This simple carrot cake recipe is “small batch”, and is made an 8 inch square pan! Access the recipe by supporting Hummingbird High on Patreon—learn more below!
Why You Should Make The Recipe
Here are all the reasons to make this brown butter carrot cake recipe:
This carrot cake recipe is small batch.
Most carrot cake recipes feed a crowd. They are typically made in 9 x 13-inch pans to make sheet cakes, or several 8- or 9-inch round cake pans to make a layer cake. I wanted a carrot cake recipe that made a smaller serving size. Like this one! The recipe is made in an 8-inch square pan, which translates into 9 generous slices.
The recipe comes together quickly.
Don’t let the recipe fool you—it comes together pretty quickly! How so? After browning the butter, you then use a stand mixer to whisk the wet ingredients for the cake. Then, add the dry ingredients. That’s pretty much it!
The recipe is easily customizeable.
In the recipe, I provide lots of options for you to customize the carrot cake. Strapped for time? There’s no need to brown the butter—you can use melted butter instead. Want to level up the flavor? Toast the pecans, or add fruity mix-ins like pineapple and other fruit. The world is your oyster!
An Exclusive Recipe For Patreon Supporters
Now that I’ve convinced you to make this quiche recipe, I have some potentially bad news. You’ll need to support me on Patreon to access the recipe. Before you click out, please either learn more about why I started a Patreon.
But the TL/DR is this: Patreon supporters of Hummingbird High get exclusive access to extra recipes like this one with a basic $1 or $5 subscription. Supporters also have the exclusive ability to choose the recipes I develop for Patreon by participating in a monthly poll. Previous recipes have included:
- Blueberry Scones (Small Batch)
- Yellow Sheet Cake with Chocolate Frosting (Small Batch)
- Cinnamon Rolls (Small Batch)
- Mini American Flag Cake
- No Bake Cheesecake Bars (Small Batch)
- Peach Crumb Bars (Small Batch)
- Pumpkin Snickerdoodles
- Baked Apple Cider Donuts
- Peppermint Bark Oreos
- Gateau Basque
- Blood Orange Drizzle Cake
- Small Batch Baileys Brownies
- Lemon Pudding Cake
- 6-Inch Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe
- Small Batch Streusel Coffee Cake Recipe
- 6 Inch Japanese Strawberry Shortcake
- Biscuit Peach Cobbler (Small Batch)
- Apple Galette (Small Batch)
- Apple and Almond Upside Down Mini Cakes (Small Batch)
- Milk Bread Rolls
- Ginger Crinkle Cookies
- Baked Mochi Pon De Ring Donuts
- White Chocolate Brownies
- Chocolate Stout Cake With Irish Cream Frosting
- Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Quiche
- Easy Coconut Cake
- Small Batch Strawberry Biscuit Sheet Cake
- Any Kind Of Fruit Upside Down Cake
- Earl Grey Tiramisu
And now, this carrot cake recipe. Hooray!
By becoming a patron of Hummingbird High, you are enabling me to keep developing the baking recipes that you have been using and relying on during these critical times. You’ll also enable me to shift my focus away from pitching to sponsors and working on branded content, and instead spend more time creating recipes and tutorials that are specifically made for you and your needs. You can see examples of this work on these recipe blog posts for Small Batch Brownies, Small Batch Blueberry Muffins, and Small Batch Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins.
I’m hoping that, through Patreon, I can continue to develop more personalized recipes thanks to the generous support of viewers and readers like you. Please learn more by either heading to my Patreon page. If you’re unable to financially support my work right now, don’t worry! I completely understand—it’s a tough time out there for everybody. Check out this blog post about the other ways you can support my work for FREE with nothing more but a few minutes of your time.
Stay safe and healthy, and thank you for your support!
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