Easy Carrot Cake!

Easy Carrot Cake!

Easy carrot cake!

Why the hell not?  It’s carrot, it’s healthy then isn’t it? 😉 and everyone loves a carrot cake I’m sure.

And this is the Best carrot cake!  – I promise!

This is possibly the easiest one you will ever make. It’s so easy, simple and I promise it’s  so worth it!  

If you want you can easily leave  leave the icing off if you like, but it is VERY nice with it, yum!

The Ingredients for your Carrot Cake 

It’s a really simple cake but oh so delicious 

These are the ingredients (full details on the recipe card at the bottom) 

Moist Carrot Cake?

Please please forget those old dry carrot cakes, you know the ones that fall apart as they have NO moisture?

This is so moist and soft textured – delicious!

And it’ll keep moist for a few days in the tin or in the fridge if you’ve got icing on it without any problem. No drying out here! 

The secret to this moist carrot cake is it’s made with vegetable oil, sunflower in fact!

This also means there’s no creaming of the butter & sugar – winning!! 

The main reason is the use of oil rather than another fat, somehow it retains the moistness.

Look at how glossy it is 

 

 

Carrot Cake Icing 

If you’re trying to be good ditch the icing.  

The cake is so good, it’s made from cream cheese and icing sugar – yum.

But you can do without it? – but it’s GOOD with the icing too!

I’ll leave that decision to you.

The topping is a lovely mix of Cream Cheese, butter and icing sugar, it’s not too sweet at all 

 

best carrot cake

 

Enjoy and let me know how you go, please drop me a comment and let me know if you think it’s the Best carrot cake?! ever?!

I’ll tell you something for nothing, Pinterest loves it! Like really loves it!

So many lovely lovely comments

Other Vegetable Cakes 

I’m really interested in vegetables in cakes. Actually next I fancy trying to make a parsnip cake?

Have you ever tried? If so let me know your recipe….

I already have Brownies made with courgettes have a look!

You can also use black beans in a cake (yes really!), it really is amazing , check out the Vegan Chocolate Cake

VEGAN cocoa bean cake

Have fun baking! I love to bake, do you, only issue I face is that I can’t resist eating it?

These days I tend to bake for friends and family and give it away! 

It’s the safest way for my waist band 

Thanks Clare x

 

Easy Loaf Cakes 

And I love a loaf cake – check out these beauties 

 

Slice through of a carrot cake

Easy carrot cake

4.93 from 13 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 550kcal
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The easiest and moist Carrot Cake you could every wish to meet!

Ingredients

  • 150 ml sunflower oil
  • 180 g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon never tried with mixed spice but a little 'birdy' tells me it's good
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 carrots grated - medium/large whatever
  • 110 g soft brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 90 g golden syrup
  • ICING
  • 100 g cream cheese or light philly
  • 50 g butter
  • 250 g icing sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon optional

Instructions

  • Put all the cake ingredients in a bowl (except sunflower oil) and mix until well combined (not the icing parts)
  • Then add oil in 2 lots and mix again
  • Pour into lined 8 inch x 8 inch tray. Or a 2llb (900g) Loaf tin (with a liner or lined)
  • Bake at 180°C for approx 25 to 30 mins Approx.
    Or 30-40 mins if it's a loaf.
  • Leave to cool in tin for 30 mins and tip out.
  • Icing -
  • Cream together butter and cream cheese, until smooth
  • Slowly add icing sugar and cinnamon
  • Spread on top of cake and cut to desired size.

Notes

*** All nutritional information is approximate and intended as a guide

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Easy carrot cake
Amount per Serving
Calories
550
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
27
g
42
%
Saturated Fat
 
7
g
44
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
18
g
Cholesterol
 
61
mg
20
%
Sodium
 
203
mg
9
%
Potassium
 
139
mg
4
%
Carbohydrates
 
73
g
24
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
54
g
60
%
Protein
 
5
g
10
%
Vitamin A
 
2834
IU
57
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
50
mg
5
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I made this and put an extra egg in and half the amount of oil. It was absolutely perfect, never had a cake so moist and delicious! Thank you for this amazing recipe 🙂

  2. I almost forgot the carrots but I remembered last minute can’t wait to try eating this currently in oven working on the icing now I added coconut walnuts and hazelnuts and some chocolate drops as I have a sweet tooth

  3. Wow, this looks incredible! I’m always on the lookout for easy and delicious recipes, and this carrot cake definitely fits the bill. Can’t wait to give it a try and impress my family and friends. Thanks for sharing!

  4. 5 stars
    Definitely going to bake this and can’t wait 😛

  5. 5 stars
    This is a lovely recipe. Will definitely be making it again. Family loved it

  6. 5 stars
    Made this recipe a few times and it never fails to impress!! Excellent way to use up carrots. Simple and not overly complicated, but tastes as good (if not better tbh) as any other carrot cake I’ve tried.

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