September 18, 2021

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The BEST Carrot Cake Recipe

The BEST Carrot Cake Recipe

Deliciously simple Carrot Cake suitable for any occasion.  Gorgeous!!

Serves 14

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 1 ¼ – 1 ½ hours, plus cooling time


400g plain flour

570g castor sugar

5 medium eggs

5 tsp ground cinnamon

2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

½ tsp salt

450ml vegetable oil

700g (unpeeled) carrots, peeled and grated

150g walnuts, roughly chopped

200g full fat soft cheese, preferably Philadelphia

150g icing sugar, sifted

100g butter, softened


1.    Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C Fan/ 350°F/Gas mark 4.  Grease and base line a 26cm (10 ½ inch) diameter and 6.5-7cm (3inch) deep cake tin.

2.    Put the plain flour, castor sugar, eggs, cinnamon, bicarbonate of soda, salt and vegetable oil in a large bowl and blend with an electric whisk for at least 5 minutes.  Then add the carrots and walnuts and mix through.

3.    Place the mixture into the cake tin and bake for 1 ¼ – 1 ½ hours or until the skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.  Leave the cake to cool and then remove from the tin to cool thoroughly.

4.    For the topping place the soft cheese, icing sugar and butter into a bowl and mix until smooth. Spread over the cold cake, then place in the fridge until icing is firm. 

5.    The BEST Carrot Cake is now ready to slice, serve and EAT, enjoy!!

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