Carrot Cake
Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

Time
Cook: 50 mins
Prep: 30 mins
Difficulty
Quite Easy
serves
Serves: 12

Our Carrot Cake recipe is always a firm favourite at special occassions or around the family dinner table. The lightly spiced flavour, combined with the delicious frosting, makes this Carrot Cake recipe a sure pleaser. It can be baked within an hour, so it's ideal for busy bakers, and our step by step guide makes it super easy.

Carrot Cake Recipe
'Quick, easy, delicious! Lovely texture, easy to make, very tasty. The cake was easy to prepare, and looked great. Yummy!'
Carrot top 345

Light brown soft sugar

100g

Eggs, beaten

3

Sunflower oil

4tbsp

Self-raising flour

150g

Ground mixed spice

½tsp

Baking powder

1tsp

Zest of 1 orange and 2tbsp juice

Raisins

55g

Ground almonds

55g

Carrots, peeled and grated

350g

Walnut pieces (optional)

100g

Cream cheese

150g

Lemon and orange zest

You will also need...

20cm cake tin, lined with parchment.

Step 1 of 5

Watch our short video to show you how to make our quick and easy carrot cake.

Step 2 of 5

Preheat the oven to 180°C, (160°C for fan ovens), Gas Mark 4.

Step 3 of 5

In a large bowl whisk the eggs and sugar together until thick and creamy. Slowly whisk in the oil and half the tin of condensed milk. Mix in the remaining cake ingredients.

Step 4 of 5

Pour into the tin and bake for 45-50 minutes until well risen. Cool slightly then turn out and cool completely.

You can also adapt this easy Carrot Cake recipe to make muffin size Carrot Cakes – simply spoon the mixture into 12 muffin cases in a muffin tin and bake for approximately 25 minutes.

Step 5 of 5

To prepare the frosting, place the cream cheese in a bowl and beat until smooth, whisk in the rest of the condensed milk. Spread the frosting over the cake. Decorate with lemon and orange zest.

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Carrot Cake is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 4.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful tasting and texture Have made this recipe a few times now, slightly adjusted because I don’t eat eggs.
Date published: 2018-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick and easy....delicious! Lovely texture, easy to make, very tasty. Using readily available ingredients, the cake was easy to prepare, and looked great. Yummy!
Date published: 2018-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great taste I am all for an quick fix when wanting something sweet. This was so easy to make and hit the spot! Would recommend.
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Too dense! Made this tonight, followed recipe, mixture was too runny, when cooked cake was solid and dense! Not light and moist like I expected, disappointed
Date published: 2017-11-04
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