No, no, no, this is not about Fried Carrot Cake aka Chai Tow Kway, because people do get confused.
This is about the Western-style of Carrot Cakes, the wholesome bake added with shredded carrots, roasted walnuts (sometimes pecan), topped with cream cheese frosting.
And it is quite an under-rated cake in Singapore.
If you are looking for moist, nutty, creamy, spicy Carrot Cakes in Singapore, here are 10 places where you can find them:
All Things Delicious.
34 Arab Street, #01-01, Singapore 199733
Tel: +65 6291 4252
Opening Hours: 8am – 6pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon
All Things Delicious.’s Carrot Cake ($7.70 per slice, $55.90 for whole cake) is their best seller since they started out in 2013.
The Carrot Cake comes in a square (for whole) or rectangular shape, topped with toasted walnuts, cream cheese frosting which gives it a rich finish, and the right amount of spice and sweetness
I enjoyed that it was moist and light, not too dense or heavy. But take note there is no raisins or nuts in the batter itself, so that you can appreciate a purer Carrot Cake.
Little Farms Cafe
491 River Valley Road, Valley Point #01-25, Singapore 248371
Tel: +65 6732 1241
Opening Hours: 7:30am – 8:30pm (Mon – Sun)
When you think Little Farms’ pastries, their freshly baked Carrot Cake ($10 per slice, $80 for 10 inch cake) is made daily from scratch.
The Carrot Cake is made up of several fresh ingredients from their very own Little Farms grocery store, including the PHILADELPHIA cream cheese from Australia, along with walnuts, flour, eggs, sugar, cinnamon powder, ginger powder, vanilla essence, sunflower oil, dry fruit raisins and fresh Dutch carrots.
The making of Carrot Cake process needs 24 hours, that results in a cake with velvety texture and flavour of cream cheese and added spices, blending well with the fresh carrots and crunchy walnuts.
The Bakery Chef
Blk 161 Bukit Merah Central Singapore 150161
Tel: +65 6273 9211
Opening Hours: 11pm – 7pm (Mon – Sun)
The Bakery Chef’s 6-layered towered Carrot Cake ($7.90) has every layer of sponge slowly baked, sandwiched with light and fluffy cream cheese frosting.
Their Carrot Cake uses cream cheese frost inside and out, along with fresh carrots, walnut, cinnamon and brown sugar.
For those who love tall cakes, and it still stays in shape.
If you would like a full cake, a 6 inch is at $49, while 8 inch is at $69.
53 Amoy Street, Singapore 069879
Opening Hours: 12pm – 6:30pm (Mon – Fri), 12pm – 4pm (Sat, Sun), Closed PH
If rustic spiced Carrot Cake is your thing, then you would enjoy LUNA’s Carrot Cream Cheese ($8).
The slice came with varying textures coming from the crunchy pecans, walnuts, contrasted with the layer of rich vanilla cream cheese.
Nothing too fanciful, just wonderfully moist.
1 Tras Link #01-06, Orchid Hotel, Singapore 078867
Opening Hours: 12pm – 9:30pm (Mon – Thurs), 12pm – 10:30pm (Fri – Sat), Closed Sun
Cake Spade’s Spiced Carrot Cake ($7.90 per slice, $65 for 7 inch) has a sponge that is moist and packed with grated carrots, roasted pecan nuts, cinnamon, lined with smooth maple cream cheese.
It was light and dense, yet with that addictive creamy layer. Another differentiating factor was the hints of orange zest.
It was really the texture that differentiates itself from the drier carrot cakes out there.
Cedele All Day Dining
1 Kim Seng Promenade #B1-K115/116, Great World, Singapore 237994
Tel: +65 6836 1426
Opening Hours: 10am – 8pm (Mon – Thurs), 10am – 9pm (Fri), 9am – 9pm (Sat – Sun)
Various locations in Singapore
If you do a public poll of which is the “Best Carrot Cake in Singapore”, Cedele would most likely be one of the top recommended.
Cedele’s classic best seller, the Carrot Cake ($7.50 per slice, $56 for 8 inch whole) is denser than the norm, containing generous amount of walnuts.
The recipe of this cake has not changed in the last 23 years, lightly spiced and located with carrots, walnuts, and finished with layers of cream cheese frosting.
For the health-conscious, good to know that it is sweetened with organic unrefined sugar, baked using grapeseed oil, and contains no trans-fat.
Baker & Cook
30C Loewen Rd, Singapore 248839
Tel: +65 6251 1098
Opening Hours: 8am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
Baker & Cook’s popular Carrot Cake ($36 for 6 inch, $52 for 8 inch) will reveal varied burst of spices once you take your first bite.
They use a secret blend of aniseed-based subtle spice.
For the frosting, only real cream cheese icing is used, with a balance of sweet and citrusy lemon zest.
The cake is also sprinkled with pumpkin seeds, apricot pieces and black sesame seed. The size may be smaller than usual but sure is wholesome.
11 Eng Kong Terrace Singapore 598983
Tel: +65 6314 2886
Opening Hours: 11am – 7pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon
This little bakery café at Bt Timah Eng Kong Terrace is most known for their Carrot and Red Velvet cakes.
Using only halal ingredients, Lynn’s Carrot Cake ($6 per slice, $82 for 8 inch) uses cream cheese frosting, with soft and quite fluffy cake, not overly dense.
There were also visible bits of carrots, walnuts and a hint of spice.
B1-K24 Paragon, 290 Orchard Road, Singapore 238859
Opening Hours: 10am – 9pm (Mon – Sun)
Chalk Farm’s Carrot Whiskey Sultana Cake ($76 for whole, 1,6kg) is one of the two cakes offered when they first started out.
The sultanas are plumped up with whiskey and not heavily spiced as most other carrot cakes.
The cream cheese frosting wasn’t too sweet either. Suitable for those who fancy light and not too rich.
Group Therapy Coffee
181 South Bridge Road #01-05 & #K1-04, Singapore 058743
Tel: +65 6222 2554
Opening Hours: 8am – 5pm (Sun – Tues), 8am – 9pm (Wed – Thurs), 8am – 10pm (Fri – Sun)
Group Therapy Coffee’s 4 Layer Carrot Cake ($8.50, $45 for 8 inch) has some online reviews claiming it is “the best in Singapore”. Though reviews have been mixed.
While it looked deceptively simple, the cake studded with raisins, walnuts and pineapple had a pleasing wet texture – in fact the wettest I had tasted, at a cold temperature which surprisingly worked.