Carrot cake

Nutrition of 1 bar (makes 10 bars): 380 kcal, 46 g carbs (1,2 g fiber), 20 g fat (2 g omega-3, 3 g omega-6, 10g monounsaturated, 5 g polyunsaturated, 6 g saturated, 50 mg cholesterol), 4 g protein, 11 µg vitamin K, 3 mg vitamin E, 13 IU vitamin D, 560 IU vitamin A, 13 µg folate, 31 mg calcium, 0,1 mg copper, 0,3 mg manganese, 15 mg magnesium, 63 mg phosphorus, 120 mg potassium, 9 µg selenium, 47 mg sodium, 0,4 mg zinc.


  • 125 g/4 ½ oz/1 cup self-raising flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 125 g/4 ½ oz/ ¾ cup soft brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 100 ml/3 ½ fl oz/scant ½ cup sunflower oil
  • 125 g/ 4 ½ oz carrot, peeled and grated finely
  • 25 g/1 oz/ 1/3 cup desiccated (shredded) coconut 
  • 25 g/1 oz/ 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped


  • 50 g/1 ¾ oz/10 tsp butter, softened
  • 50 g/1 ¾ oz full fat soft cheese
  • 225 g/8 oz/1 ½ cups icing (confectioners’) sugar, sieved (strained)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

For decoration

  • Green piping icing
  • Orange piping icing

  1. Lightly grease a 20cm/8 inch square cake tin (pan) and line with baking parchment.
  2. Sieve (strain) the flour, salt and ground cinnamon into a large bowl and stir in the brown sugar. Add the eggs and oil to the dry ingredients and mix well.
  3. Stir in the grated carrot, desiccated (shredded) coconut and chopped walnuts.
  4. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin (pan) and bake in a preheated oven, 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4, for 20-25 minutes or until just firm to the touch. Leave to cool in the tin (pan).

Make the cheese frosting

  1. In a bowl, beat together the butter, full fat soft cheese, icing sugar and lemon juice until the mixture is fluffy and creamy.

Turn the cake out of the tin (pan) and cut into 10 bars.

Spread with the frosting and draw carrots with piping icing.


  1. Anonymous1/09/2014

    that looks so delicious

  2. Anonymous1/09/2014

    this cream cheese frosting is my weakness!

  3. Anonymous1/09/2014

    One of my favorite cakes!

  4. Anonymous1/09/2014

    mmm frosting!!

  5. Anonymous1/09/2014

    Awesome job!

  6. Anonymous1/09/2014

    My husband makes an awesome wicked carrot cake.

  7. Anonymous1/09/2014

    My fav cake!! Yum

  8. Anonymous1/09/2014

    Look delicious

  9. Anonymous1/09/2014

    its yummy …can i use only whole wheat flour …i mean in place of self raising flour?

    1. Yes, you can. But in whole wheat flour add 1 tsp of baking powder.

  10. Anonymous1/09/2014

    I love cake. And, I love pie!

  11. Anonymous1/09/2014

    I absolutely love carrot cake and that looks super delicious

  12. Anonymous1/09/2014

    I’m making it right now.

  13. Anonymous1/09/2014

    All your fans should be shipped a slice of this;))))

  14. Anonymous1/09/2014

    I love this carrot cake. Totally delicious, and nice and interesting to make. Thanks for the share!