Definition of carrot cake in English:

carrot cake

noun

  • A moist sponge cake containing grated carrot and typically topped with a buttercream or cream cheese icing.

    ‘at lunchtime, how can we resist a fruit smoothie, a low-fat carrot cake, or a mocha cappuccino?’
    • ‘I made a carrot cake yesterday if you'd like to come in and have a piece.’
    • ‘Believe me, carrot cake does not get better than this.’
    • ‘I was expecting some chocolate cake, carrot cake, mixed fruitcake, cheesecake, tomato cake, apple cake, some ordinary cake, but what was placed in front of me was shortcake.’
    • ‘They even have carrot cake, wonder of wonders, although the frozen yogurt is a bit frightening.’
    • ‘I had the carrot cake, which was covered in thick butter icing, but lacking in the moistness this cake usually has.’
    • ‘Your good intentions to eat apples and carrots can get trampled in your stampede to devour apple pie and carrot cake.’
    • ‘The truth is, when I serve my homemade carrot cake, I'm assailed by recipe requests.’
    • ‘Oooohhhh - did you really need those last bites of carrot cake?’
    • ‘I love how people who turn up their noses at chocolate, sponge and butter cakes will happily accept a big wedge of carrot cake on the ground that it is healthy.’
    • ‘If you have any room left, try one of the fantastic-looking desserts - New York cheesecake, chocolate cake, carrot cake and lemon meringue pie.’
    • ‘The dessert list boasts some 15 different delights, including lemon meringue tart, hot blackberry and apple crumble, a classic Victoria sponge cake, carrot cake and chocolate pecan tart.’
    • ‘Other desserts included cheesecake, carrot cake, banoffi pie and chocolate cake.’
    • ‘A disagreeably stiff slice of carrot cake obviously had come straight from the fridge - and before that from the supplier's box.’
    • ‘We did eventually get to look at the dessert menu, which included apple pie, carrot cake, baked blueberry cheesecake and fresh fruit salad.’
    • ‘On the sweet side, they make truly excellent baked goodies: scones, shortbread, cookies, brownies, cheesecake, carrot cake, date cake, fruitcake, lemon cake, and a flourless orange cake I just had to try and emulate.’
    • ‘I'm not sure that a nutritionist would agree, carrot cake being an oil-based cake with its own fair share of sugar and flour.’
    • ‘There's also a decent gourmet version of carrot cake, and a nice, fluffy, omelet-shaped creation called a crepe souffle resting in a citrus sauce.’