Recipe: Carrot Cake

I love carrot cake – it has consistently been one of my favourite cakes for years now, possibly influenced by the fact I love carrots in anything! I particularly like it when the cake is heavy on the carrot and walnut, and the addition of some sultanas never goes astray. Topped with a lemony cream cheese icing and I’m a very happy camper. So when my housemates requested a carrot cake I was more than happy to oblige and happily set about making one that met all my criteria!

Ingredients List

For the Cake

  • 1 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 1/2 cups grated carrot
  • 2/3 cup walnuts (plus more for decorating)
  • 1/2 cup sultanas

For the Icing

  • 250g cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tbs vanilla essence
  • 1-2 tbs lemon juice (to taste)




For the Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 180C
  2. Beat sugar and oil in a bowl for 2 minutes
  3. Add eggs one at a time and beat well
  4. Sift in dry ingredients and fold a few times
  5. Add carrot, walnuts and sultanas and fold to combine
  6. Pop in a pan and bake for 55 minutes
  7. Remove and leave to cool

For the Icing

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix until smooth
  2. Spread on the cooled cake and top with crushed walnuts
  3. Enjoy!


Do you have a longstanding favourite cake? Are you a fan of lemony cream cheese icing like I am?!

1 Comment on Recipe: Carrot Cake

  1. Healthy Carrot Recipe
    July 25, 2013 at 6:47 am (9 years ago)

    I did check your blog to see if you had posted anything….Carrot Cake…glad to see it. Its really yummy!!!!


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