Carrot Cake

I love to bake and I love to find reasons to bake, so when it is someones birthday at work, I have the perfect excuse. However, when I am requested to make a cake I have never even tried before, it scares me quite a bit! That did not matter, I had promised a birthday cake and so I was going to bake it! This birthday cake was made quite a while ago, I just have not had time to share it, but now finally, here is my recipe for Carrot Cake;

Ingredients

  • 2tbsp of Cinnamon
  • 1tbsp of Baking Powder
  • 1/2tsp of Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 300g of Flour
  • 200g of Borwn Sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 250ml of Oil
  • Zest of 1 Orange
  • Zest of 1 Lemon
  • 200g of Grated Carrot
  • 150g of Crushed Walnuts
Carrot Cake
Carrot Cake

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C and grease a baking tin
  2. In a large bowl sieve the cinnamon, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, flour and brown sugar together
  3. In a separate jug whisk the eggs, oil, lemon and orange zest together
  4. Slowly add the oil and egg mixture to the dry ingredients mixing as you go
  5. Once combined add the grated carrots and mix again
  6. Then add the walnuts and fold together
  7. Pour into the baking tin and put into the oven for 45 minutes or until golden and cooked through
  8. Allow to cool, then ice if desired.

To my amazement, Carrot Cake is actually nice! I was so shocked, I just was not sure about vegetables and cake as a combination, but I had been missing out and I am proud to say that the Carrot Cake was a complete success. This recipe makes a moist but crumbly cake that can be iced but tastes amazing without it too, the addition of orange and lemon gives it a really refreshing taste too!  This recipe takes a long time but really all of the time is spent in the preparation and once this is done, baking it is easy!

This recipe does not include the icing, but I just used regular Butter Cream Frosting and I have been told Cream Cheese Frosting tastes amazing with Carrot Cake!

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. zestinspired says:

    This cake looks delicious! You can’t go wrong with a carrot cake, I’ve never tried putting orange zest in it though. I definitely will be putting it in next time though!

    If you’re interested, my blog has two different types of carrot cake featured. (The first one is a lot more moist and dense, the second one a bit lighter – both delicious in their own right). I’m looking forward to your next post =)

    1. It really is delicious and thank you for pointing me towards your blog, I will be looking for sure!

  2. yummy yummy yummy. I do love carrot cake!!

    Francesca xo

    1. So do I now, cannot believe I missed out for so long!

  3. Omg I love baking carrot cake and I really like the look of this recipe … might have to try it -hehe

    1. It is definately worth trying!! So delicious!

    1. Thanks for sharing my recipe!

  4. marthabernie says:

    I have someone at work who is in a carrot cake phase…I am going to try this recipe soon! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Please let me know when you have tried it! I have to say it is now one of my favourites!

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