Wednesday, 15 January 2014

The best carrot cake recipe

Hello, readers!

After a fair amount of searching and trials, I am pleased to say I have found the carrot cake recipe I consider to be THE BEST.  That might come across as a little controversial to carrot cake lovers as each tends to have his/her own favourite. However, what I love about this cake is of course the wonderful flavour, but also that it is dense and moist, and is ideal for decoration as it holds it shape well.

Carrot Cake
Recipe from 'Planet Cake: A beginners' guide to decorating incredible cakes'

170g self raising flour
170g plain flour
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
200ml vegetable oil
225g soft brown sugar
4 eggs, lightly beaten
125ml golden syrup
500g grated carrots
60g chopped pecans or walnuts


1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees celciis. Grease the tin and the line the base and sides with a collar of baking paper that extends 2 cm above the top of the tin. Sift together the flours, spices and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl and make a well in the centre. Whisk together the oil, sugar, egg and golden syrup. Gradually pour into the well, stirring until combined. Stir in the carrots and chopped nuts.

2. Spoon the mixture into the tin and smooth the surface. Bake in the oven for 1 hour and 40 minutes or until a skewer poked into the middle of the cake comes out clean.

3. Leave the cake to cool in the tin for 15 minutes before turning onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Storage: Keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 2 months.

That's all from me for now as motherly duty calls. Happy baking, everyone! xx


  1. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post, It is awesome.

  2. Nice post, i hope everyone will like your post..

  3. Yum yum! This looks SO good. I'm another Aussie food blogger - would love for you to stop by my site and say hello! x

  4. it's been a long long time that haven't commented...... I know you have two babies now and all. So happy for you. and that cake looks so yum. I should try baking...I should try this one first.

  5. This looks so yuuummmmm!!!

  6. I have been visiting your recipe blog from past 3 months. The way of recipe tips looks to be easy for all readers. I would personally recommend our blog visitors to subscribe to obtain useful posts like this periodically. Particularly post on "The best carrot cake recipe" is awesome. Get in touch with us via our websites Vegetarian restaurant | Sweet Shop

  7. تعمل شركة اللمسه في مكافحة الحشرات مثل النمل والصراصير وجميع انواع الحشرات بأبها الان ، وتعتبر شركة اللمسه من اشهر شركات مكافحة الحشرات في السعودية , لدينا عمالة مدربة ومتخصصة المواد المستخدمة فى مكافحة الحشرات غير ضارة على الانسان وليس لها روائح نعمل بدون مغادرة المنزل نعمل على راحة عملائنا .
    شركة مكافحة النمل الابيض بنجران
    شركة رش مبيدات بالخرج
    شركة مكافحة حشرات بالخرج
    شركة مكافحة النمل الابيض بالخرج
    شركة رش مبيدات بأبها
    شركة مكافحة حشرات بأبها
    شركة مكافحة النمل الابيض بأبها
    شركة رش مبيدات بنجران
    شركة مكافحة حشرات بنجران
    شركة رش مبيدات بالعينه

  8. I really like and appreciate your post.Thanks Again. Keep writing.

  9. Thanks dear for such amazing blog sharing with us. Visit our page to get the best Website Designing and Development Services in Delhi.
    Website Designing Company in Delhi

  10. Nice blog, Get the latest mutual fund investment schemes and performance of the mutual fund schemes.
    Investment Advisor in Delhi

  11. Nice, Get Service for Night out page 3 parties by Lifestyle Magazine.
    Lifestyle Magazine

  12. Visit Kalakutir for the best Floor Marking Paint and Caution & School Bus Painting.
    Floor Marking Paint

  13. Water Hack Burns 2lb of Fat OVERNIGHT

    Over 160 thousand men and women are using a simple and SECRET "liquid hack" to drop 1-2lbs every night in their sleep.

    It is simple and it works on anybody.

    This is how to do it yourself:

    1) Hold a clear glass and fill it up with water half glass

    2) Then learn this weight losing hack

    so you'll become 1-2lbs thinner when you wake up!


Related Posts with Thumbnails