Carrot cake is a delicious cake that is made with carrots and is infused with spices. Add in ingredients like nuts and pineapple for a decadent treat. A good scratch cake recipe is really the only way to go. GOOD being the key word there, am I right? When you get a good recipe right there is nothing else quite like it. A good scratch carrot cake recipe really is a must-have in your collection of staple recipes.