Pumpkin spice season is a time for everyone to get excited about the coming cold weather. It means you can enjoy pumpkin flavored everything from lattes to breads. But, have you ever wondered what it would be like if pumpkin spice met carrot cake?
In this blog post I’ll be putting these two things head-to-head in a battle for your taste buds. The Pumpkin Spice vs Carrot Cake: The Ultimate Battle. Who will win? Read on to find out!
Pumpkin Spice vs Carrot Cake
Pumpkin spice is a flavor that has become synonymous with the fall season since Starbucks famously started offering it in their lattes. But, what would happen if pumpkin spice met carrot cake? What would be the outcome?
The first thing you might notice about this two flavors is that they are both autumnal. Pumpkin spice has a herbal taste to it while carrot cake is sweet and spicy. They are both not too overwhelming because of their mildness.
That being said, pumpkin spice has a herbal taste to it while carrot cake is sweet and spicy. The two flavors also have different textures. Pumpkin spice satisfies your craving for something crispy while the texture of carrot cake provides more than just mouthfuls of soft dough.
Pumpkin spice is often paired with cinnamon which makes it quite strong smelling. It’s not so much an aromatic as much as it is an overpowering smell that can linger in your home until Christmas. The same goes for any food that contains cinnamon!
Carrot cakes on the other hand, do not have this issue because they don’t contain cinnamon or pumpkin spices but instead, rely on cloves and nutmeg to provide the flavor profile.
While both these foods are perfect for autumnal recipes like apple crisp or gingerbread cookies, there’s no clear winner between these two closely matched contenders!
Carrot cake is an American dessert that’s made with grated carrots, butter, sugar, eggs, flour, vanilla extract and coconut milk.
The ingredients are mixed together until the batter becomes smooth and then they’re poured into a baking pan. Once the carrot cake has cooled down it can be frosted with cream cheese frosting or cream cheese glaze.
The Battle Begins
In the battle of pumpkin spice vs carrot cake, there are a lot of points to consider. The first is taste. For this category, I’ll be judging how each dessert tastes overall.
For this category, I personally think that carrot cake takes the win for me over pumpkin spice. A good carrot cake tastes like a moist and fluffy carrot cake with rich cream cheese frosting on top.
As for pumpkin spice, it reminds me of the old-fashioned pumpkin pie without the crust or whipped cream on top.
And then there’s appearance. Well, in my opinion I prefer the look of carrot cake over pumpkin spice because it has more variety in color with orange carrots and purple raisins sprinkled throughout.
Pumpkin spice is all brown with some white cream cheese frosting on top of it. While both desserts are very delicious, I am going to have to give the win to carrot cake for being more flavorful and better looking than pumpkin spice!
After trying both of these sweet treats, you will be able to answer this question for yourself. Pumpkin spice has a more subtle flavor than carrot cake, which is more rich in flavor. Pumpkin spice is also lighter in texture than carrot cake. The winner in this battle is up to you.