Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Simple Carrot Cake.

With this dreary, cold and windy weather we have had of late, i have been having friends over for morning tea and play-dates a little more frequently. I like to bake, as do the little ones, its a fun activity we can do together. Usually i would make my reliable, quick banana cake. But have you seen the price of them lately?

So today we made a simple carrot cake, for our visitors tomorrow morning.

125g self raising flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground or fresh nutmeg
2/3 cup olive oil {i substituted some of the oil for natural yogurt}
2 eggs lightly beaten
2 cups finely grated carrot.
60g roughly chopped walnuts {can substitute with coconut}

Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease and line an 18cm baking tin.
Mix flour, sugar and spices. Add oil and eggs and beat in an electric mixer for 1 minute.
Stir in carrot and walnuts. Spoon into prepared tin and bake for about one hour.
Cool in tin before turning out.
When cooled, dust with icing sugar or cream cheese icing.

In a food processor, blend 60g cream cheese, 125g pure icing sugar and 30g softened butter.
Add a few drops of pure vanilla then spread over cake.

I hope they like it as much as they liked licking the spoon!

x jody

Recipe from The Cook's Companion by Stephanie Alexander.


  1. Oh this looks delish Jody! I hated carrot cake as a child... but NOW, absolutely love it and that cream cheese frosting, Mmmm!
    Such beautiful pics of your babes baking :o) xo

  2. I love carrot cake...it's one of my all time favourites :)
    How much carrot is needed for this recipe Jody?


  3. That looks delicious! And comes from my all time favourite cook book!
    I'm going to make it tomorrow, minus the sugar and see how I go. :) xx

  4. MMMM....delicious! Must be a week for baking and posting about it! We made upside down apple cake. Glad to have found your blog, it's really sweet.

    Nic xo

  5. Banana cake has gone out the window for me too. I tried a new carrot cake recipe the other week and loved it!


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