Carrot Cake with Goat Cheese Frosting

These adorable mini olive oil carrot cakes with goat cheese frosting are rich, decadent and full of flavour!

Mini Naked Olive Oil Carrot Cake with Goat Cheese Frosting

Carrot cake should be rich, decadent and moist. One bite should make you forget that carrots are a vegetable and considered healthy. Cake even carrot cake is meant to be an indulgence not just some coverup for eating your vegetables.  This carrot cake delivers on that promise. It is decadent and full of flavour.

Olive Oil Carrot Cake

To be perfectly honest I was a bit nervous using olive oil in this cake. I wasn't sure how it would turn out. I have never experimented with olive oil in a cake before always thinking its flavour would be too strong and over powering. Using olive oil in the batter rather than a canola or vegetable oil creates a delicious depth of flavour. I love the unique flavours that it brought to this carrot cake and I cannot wait to experiment more with olive oil in sweet desserts. 

Goat Cheese Frosting

Since I was already playing with typically savoury flavours of carrot and olive oil I decided to take it one step further and not just use a typical cream cheese frosting. This goat cheese frosting is deliciously tart and silky smooth! I encourage you to try it even it feels a little bit outside of your comfort zone. If you are in a pinch you can always use this cream cheese frosting. The combination of the goat cheese frosting with the olive oil carrot cake takes this carrot cake up a notch from your typical carrot cake. 

Olive Oil Carrot Cake with Goat Cheese Frosting

Olive Oil Carrot Cake

Makes: One 6 inch layered cake or 8-10 mini cakes

Mini Naked Olive Oil Carrot Cake with Goat Cheese Frosting

Mini Naked Olive Oil Carrot Cake with Goat Cheese Frosting

Goat Cheese Frosting

Olive Oil Carrot Cake with Goat Cheese Frosting