Mmm Carrot Cake

I’ve been meaning to make carrot cake for ages, and with lots of carrots sitting in my fridge, today seemed like a good day to give it go.

I found a really simple recipe for carrot cake on the BBC Good Food website; I didn’t follow it to the letter though.


  • 300g plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • half teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 200g soft brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 250ml oil
  • zest of 1 orange
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 200g grated carrots
  • 150g walnuts

For Frosting:

  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 50g icing sugar
  • 250g cream cheese

These are the ingredients as listed on the website, however I excluded the walnuts, not wanting to pay £3.50 for a 100g bag, and I added a teaspoon of ground ginger as suggested on one of the comments left on the recipe. It doesn’t speculate which oil to use, so I used sunflower oil. I usually use this for baking but I did wonder if olive oil would work perhaps seeing as it’s carrot cake rather than chocolate cake??

You just simply combine the ingredients, pour into a greased cake tin (I used two smaller tins than suggested to make a layered cake) and then bake in the oven on a low 150 (130 for fan) for 1hour and 20 mins, until a skewer/knife comes out clean. My cake was done in an hour and 10 mins; varies on what kind of oven you have I guess.

After letting it cool, I decided to add some toffee fudge sauce to sandwich between the two cakes and then mixed the ingredients for the frosting, adding a few drops of vanilla extract for a little bit more sweetness. My frosting spreading skills are not magnificent but it’s not how it looks, it’s how it tastes… Delicious!

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4 Responses to Mmm Carrot Cake

  1. This looks great! Carrot cake is my mom’s favorite and she just happens to be coming to visit next weekend. I might have to make this for her 🙂

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