Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Carrot Cake Recipe

Hope everyone is enjoying their Wednesday. I haven't shared any recipes in a while so today I thought I'd do just that.

The other day I decided to make a carrot cake using a new recipe my Aunty had shared with me. It was only once it had been in the oven for several minutes that I discovered I'd used self raising flour instead of plain flour - oops!

Luckily, once I'd trimmed off the excess cake which had 'grown' over and above the edge of the cake tin, it didn't make a difference at all to the taste or appearance. Here is the recipe for anyone who'd like to give it a go...

Carrot Cake


3 eggs
1 cup white sugar
¾ cup cooking oil
1⅓ cups plain flour
½ tsp salt
1⅓ tsp bicarb soda
1⅓ tsp cinnamon
1⅓ tsp baking powder
2 cups grated carrot
½ cup walnuts (optional)
1 tsp vanilla

Cream Cheese Frosting:

125g cream cheese
1 tsp butter
2 cups icing sugar (sifted)
2 tsp lemon juice

Grease a square 20cm cake tin (I actually used a slice tin) and preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced). Beat eggs and sugar until frothy. Add oil, stir in sifted dry ingredients and lastly fold in carrot and vanilla. Bake for approx. 1 hour (I found the time to be slightly less). When cool ice with cream cheese icing and sprinkle chopped walnuts on top.

Also, before it's too late, head over to my friend Janette's store at My Sweet Prints where there are still a few hours left of her amazing sale. She has some truly wonderful prints at 40% off...


  1. Yum! I figure anything with veg or fruit can be classified as health food :) I love walnuts in cooking too. Yum!

  2. Agreed Sarah! I don't feel so guilty eating cake that has carrots as one of the main ingredients :)

  3. Thanks for sharing the recepie Amanda. We all love carrott cake in our house so I'll wil have to give it a go. Thank you for the lovley comments on my photos. I used Shutterfly, they are an American company but I found them to be excellent. Even with the freight they are still a good price and they often have specials. You can have a look here:

  4. Oooo yum I love a good carot cake! I've saved it into my recipe's folder and I'll have to give it a try soon. I'll let you know how I go as despite the name I'm not always the greatest 'Baker' :)
    Thank so much Amanda for posting about my sale too!!! Have a lovely evening,

  5. Looks delish Amanda, will definately give it a try xx

  6. Oh, YUM! Might have to give this a go!

  7. Really nice looking carrot cake you have here! Most carrot cake I've seen and tried appears to be too heavy for me. Yours looks really spongy and light. I like my cake like that. I really enjoy baking, so I will definitely give this a go. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  8. ooohh my fav type of cake - i will definitely be trying this!
    sal x

  9. This looks wonderful, Amanda! I will have to write this one down!

  10. Oh yum Amanda! Carrot cake is my favourite and cream cheese frosting...*sigh*! Thank you for sharing the recipe, I will give this a try:) Hope you are having a wonderful week ~ Tina x

  11. Yummo, Amanda. The good old carrot cake is always a winner around here... you have inspired me to make one today, I have Willow at home sick, she got my bug, so that will keep her distracted for a while.
    Have a lovely Thursday!
    Flick :) xo

  12. Thanks Amanda, I will save this to try out on day. I hope all of your house 'change arounds' are going well and that you will have some heating very soon if not already!!!

  13. Ohh you're making me hungry!! I love carrot cake so I'll definitely make note of your recipe and give it a try on the weekend! Thanks for sharing Amanda :) Christine x

  14. Mm i seriously feel like a piece of carrot cake now : )

  15. Mmm Amanda, that looks delicious xx

  16. Ooh I might have a go at making this recipe as cupcakes! :-)

    Hope you’re having a lovely week Amanda.

  17. I love carrot cake and love cream cheese frosting even more!

    I've just baked a batch of hummingbird cupcakes so I'll save this recipe for next week :)

  18. That looks delicious! I think I'll have to give it a go too :)


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