Carrots and cream cheese. No, that combo is not the cravings of a crazed woman in her ninth month of pregnancy; it's what brings carrot cake its magic.
From the classic three-layer cake to miniature cupcakes and a cream-cheese-iced cookie, we've put together a list of where to pick up some of Houston's best carrot cakes for your celebration this Easter:
Dessert Gallery 3600 Kirby | 713-522-9999
Classic Carrot Cake: filled with carrots, cinnamon, pineapple, and pecan. Can also be made with chocolate or no-sugar. Available in 3-layer round and sheet form. Prices starting from $27.50. Three working days' notice required for all sizes other than 9-inch round.
Happy Fatz 3510 White Oak | 713-426-3554
Carrot Cake: filled with carrots, pineapple, coconut and pecans. $40 for a 9-inch round cake; Larger sizes available upon request. Carrot Cake Truffles (cake balls): Available for special orders. $1 each.
Take The Cake 5422 Highway 6 N. | 281-550-8448
Pineapple Carrot Cake: studded with grated carrots, crushed pineapples, and chopped walnuts. Available in 3-layer round and 2 or 3-layer sheet. Prices starting from $20.
Petite Sweets 2700 W. Alabama St | 713-520-7007
Carrot Cake Pops or Mini Cupcakes: Miniature sweets. $2.50/pop, $1.75/cupcake
Ooh La La Bakery 23920 Westheimer Parkway | 281-391-2253
Bunny Boo Cupcake: Cream cheese topped cupcakes available in Jumbo and Mini size. Jumbo: $3.25 or $36/dozen for jumbo; Mini: $1.25 or $13/dozen. Round and sheet cakes available as well.
Moeller's Bakery 4201 Bellaire Blvd. | 713-667-0983
Carrot Cake Loaf: filled carrots and ground pecans. Cream cheese icing. $6.25 for a medium loaf. Also available in cake form.
Michael's Cookie Jar 5330 Weslayan St. | 713-771-8603
Carrot Moon Cookie: baked with freshly grated carrots, walnuts, pineapple, and cinnamon and topped with cream cheese icing. $18 for a batch of 13 cookies.
House Of Pies 3112 Kirby | 713-528-3816
Carrot Cake: with cream cheese and pecan frosting. $18.50
Dacapo's Pastry Café 1141 E. 11th St. | 713-869-9141
Three-Layer Carrot Cake: with coconut and walnuts. $39.95 for a 9-inch round.
Carrot Bundt Cake: with hints of pineapple, cinnamon and nutmeg. Available in bite-sized cakes or 8-10 inch rounds. $16.50/dozen; Round cakes starting at $18.50.
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3 Brothers Bakery 4036 S. Braeswood Blvd | 713-666-2253 12393 Kingsride Lane | 713-464-2253
Jumbo Carrot Cake Cupcakes: filled with nuts and raisins and topped with a Philadelphia cream cheese frosting. $3.95/cupcake. Also available in 8-inch round, $38.95