Best Carrot Cakes in Penang

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“Carrots are divine... You get a dozen for a dime, its maaaa-gic!”. That’s how jubilantly Bugs Bunny expressed his craving for carrots. A main ingredient for carrot cake, carrots were historically used as sweeteners during medieval times due to their ease of availability. The carrot cake with its moist and dense texture, is an all-time favourite the world over. Being on an island where food means serious business, we have compiled a list of the best recommended carrot cakes in Penang just for you.

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    Passion Heart CafeAlco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Missing grandma and her baking magic? Then you’ve got to visit this vibrant restaurant for its cakes and pastries made with love. The carrot cake is interwoven with raisins and walnuts, and is liberally topped with cream cheese icing. Pair your cake with their freshly brewed coffee and enhance the moment of togetherness with your convives. 

    Tips

    Durian cake and cempedak cake are a must-try too.

    Things to expect

    Affordable bills alongside warm service.

    Best with

    Freshly brewed coffees

    Price

    RM7.00 to RM15.00

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    Passion Heart View restaurant

    83 Muntri Street, 10200, Georgetown, Penang
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    0164431336

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    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    12:00PM—10:30PM
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    China House

    Renowned as a must-visit in Pearl of the Orient, the blissful blend of antique Chinese furniture and a treasure trove of arts at every corner of the restaurant will definitely make it a memorable visit. But that’s not all. You’ll join regular patrons making a beeline for the array of cakes where their carrot cake – dense and moist with a precise blend of sweetness and harmonised with cream cheese frosting, will lure you.


    Tips

    Go in a group, order various cakes to share.

    Things to expect

    A feast of art and cakes.

    Best with

    Assorted wines

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM15.00

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    China House View restaurant

    153 & 155, Lebuh Pantai and 183B, Lebuh Victoria, 10300, Georgetown, Penang
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    042637299

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    Every day
    09:00AM—12:00AM
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    Secawan 'n' Such Cafe

    Rather secluded yet booming with customers for mouthwatering big breakfasts and brunches, their best kept secret is the carrot cake, where many discerning palates have crowned it the best in the island. It’s so good, as soon as the last chunk of cake glides down your throat, your heart races for another slice. Despite being small in size, it’s packed with flavours; nuttiness of the walnut amalgams with carrot, raisins, cinnamon and luscious cream cheese icing. 

    Tips

    Start with their breakfast or brunch; keep the sweetness for last.

    Things to expect

    Impressive ambience and good food.

    Best with

    Smoothies and freshly brewed coffees

    Price

    RM9.50 to RM20.00

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    Secawan ‘n’ Such Cafe View restaurant

    205, Jalan Hutton, 10050, Georgetown, Penang
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    042262182

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    08:00AM—12:00AM
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    Jan's Homemade CakesHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    A spot that can never be overlooked by cake-lovers, Jan's Homemade Cakes is fame and fabled as the cake cognoscenti of Penang. Housed in a less renowned place for eateries, yet it’s just raining orders all the time. Their carrot walnut cake with cheese frosting is among the top-sellers. Generous slices of moist carrot cake matched with velvety cheese frosting and walnuts. So worthy, during the next visit, you’ll opt for the whole cake and celebrate daily!

    Tips

    The Red velvet cake is amazing.

    Things to expect

    Assorted flavours of cakes, boosted with ingenious designs.

    Best with

    A stone's throw away, there’s a coconut milkshake that's best for a sunny day.

    Price

    RM7.00 to RM30.00

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    Jan's Homemade Cakes View restaurant

    16 C, Lorong Abu Siti, 10400, Jelutong, Penang
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    042270733

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    Every day
    09:30AM—07:00PM
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    Mugshot CafeNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    If you’re active on Instagram and Penang food blogs, this cafe in a pre-war building does not need any introduction. Patrons go head over heels for their wood-fired bagels and rejuvenating home-made yogurts. The idyllic piece of puzzle that completes a harmonious meal here is their carrot cake, somewhat underrated till it reaches your palate. Each bite is an explosion of grated bits of carrots, walnuts, raisins and smooth cream cheese frosting - simply carrotlicious! 

    Tips

    It’s a challenge to spot an empty table.

    Things to expect

    A lively cafe overlooking the bustling streets.

    Best with

    Fresh smoothies

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM25.00

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    Mugshot Cafe View restaurant

    300 & 302 Lebuh Chulia, 10200, Georgetown, Penang
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    0124056276

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    Every day
    08:00AM—12:00AM
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    Pit Stop No.12 Cafe

    Luscious carrot cake and a scoop of vanilla cream – certainly a match made in heaven. Where do you get the finest duo in a city sprouting with cafes? Hit this pit stop that mesmerises your eyes with retro style interior and quirky decor that sets you grinning. Their signature pancakes and spaghetti do steal the show, but your climax should end with their soothing carrot cake which melts in your mouth blissfully. 

    Tips

    Limited seats; get in early.

    Things to expect

    Palatable meals in a comfy atmosphere.

    Best with

    Milk Shakes or Lattes

    Price

    RM12.00 to RM25.00

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    Pit Stop No.12 Cafe View restaurant

    12, Lorong Chulia , 10200, Georgetown, Penang
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    042611306

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    09:00PM—06:00PM
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