Easy Carrot Cake recipe

This carrot cake recipe is pretty much fool-proof. It makes a beautiful centrepiece at Christmas or at any other time of the year.


  • 300g plain flour
  • 200g soft brown sugar
  • 200g carrots
  • 75g walnuts
  • 75g pecan nuts
  • 250ml vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Zest of one orange
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp. ground mixed spice
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon

Method of Prepation:

  1. Roughly chop the walnuts and the pecan nuts. Finely grate the carrots.

  2. Preheat the oven to 150C and line and grease a 20cm square baking tin.

  3. Sift the flour into a large bowl along with the bicarb, baking powder, mixed spice and cinnamon. Stir the sugar into the dry ingredients.

  4. Beat the eggs together with the vegetable oil and the lemon and orange zests.

  5. Stir this wet mixture into the dry ingredients and then fold in the grated carrots and chopped nuts. Once everything is fully together, tip it into the baking tin.

  6. Either serve warm from the oven or chill the cake and serve it cool.

Author: Laura Young

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Reviews and Comments:

Review by Anonymous on 13th June 2011:

I think that this recipe is very helpful, easy to follow... However I think that there should be more detail and some handy top tips =]

Review by Shannon on 1st July 2011:

I found this recipe very easy and straightforward to follow, and the results were excellent.

Review by Dave on 10th August 2011:

Awesome and so easy. Kids loved it.

Review by Vannessa on 14th August 2011:

I made this cake when my mum came back from america and she loved it!

Review by Slim on 25th September 2011:

I made this cake using twice the quantities and my son ate it all in one go. I'll use four times the amount next time we have a coffee morning!

Review by Lucie on 16th October 2011:

This recipe was great, it would of been nice to have the recipe for the butter icing but thank you anyway.

Review by Sarah on 23rd November 2011:

Very easy recipe to follow - we have made it twice in one week!! Everyone loves it.

Review by Damian on 4th December 2011:

Easy to make and loved by everyone who tried it.

Review by Cheyenne Lay on 18th December 2011:

This is a wonderfuly tasting recipe for a carrot cake and it's lovely and moist aswell, now I know where to come for recipes!

Review by Isaac Saxton-Knight on 30th March 2012:

Brilliant recipe! But even better with sultanas, I threw in 50g of them and they compliment the spices really well. Try also using: ginger, cinnamon and Chinese five spices for a wintery cake (I know it's summer but it taste great!).


Published: June 4, 2011
Average rating of 4.60 stars based on 10 reviews.
Summary: This carrot cake recipe is pretty much fool-proof. It makes a beautiful centrepiece at Christmas or at any other time of the year.
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