Simple Carrot Cake Recipe

Simple Carrot Cake Recipe

Here is the recipe for a delicious and easy-to-make carrot cake. It goes perfectly with a cup of tea or coffee, so perfect to enjoy now the cold weather is coming in. We hope you enjoy it! x

simple carrot cake


For the cake

  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 2tsp ground cinnamon
  • 400g caster sugar
  • 350ml vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 350g grated carrots
  • 120g chopped walnuts

For the cream cheese frosting

  • 225g cream cheese
  • 110g soft butter
  • 450g icing sugar
  • 120g chopped walnuts
  • 1tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan/Gas 4. Grease two 23cm/9″ round cake tins.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, cinnamon and sugar.
  3. Add the oil and eggs to the dry ingredients and mix until blended. Stir in the carrots and nuts.
  4. Divide the cake mixture evenly between the two prepared tins and bake for 25 to 30 minutes (a skewer inserted into the cake should come out clean). Cool the cakes on wire racks while they are still in the tins.
  5. While the cakes are cooling, in a medium bowl cream together the butter and cream cheese with the vanilla. Add the icing sugar, mix well and stir in the nuts.
  6. Remove the cakes from the tins and place back on the wire racks. When the cakes are completely cool, fill and ice with the frosting.

Note: If you don’t want to use chopped walnuts, pecans or almonds can be substituted and still work well. Let us know if you find another great substitute! We hope you enjoy this simple carrot cake recipe.

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