On Sunday I decided to do some baking. One of the things I made was this succulent, tasty carrot cake.

Carrot Cake

  • 170gms brown sugar
  • 170gms sunflower oil
  • 170gms self raising flour
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 130gms grated carrots
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2tsp cinnamon
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1tsp ground nutmeg. If you have fresh all the better as it will taste better
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C or gas mark 4.
  2. Line an 18cm cake tin with greaseproof paper.
  3. Add sugar to a mixing bowl along with the oil and eggs. Mix everything together then stir in the carrots and lemon zest.
  4. Sift in the flour, bicarb and the spices then mix everything together.
  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin.
  6. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes or until you can slide a skewer in and and it comes out clean.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes in the tin before turning out onto a wire rack. Remove the paper and either allow to totally cool or serve immediately with some cream or ice cream.

This is a really great carrot cake recipe. It’s moist, delicious and should be something you try to make at least once.