Carrot Cake

10 - 12 slices
90 minutes
Give your coffee mornings some oomph with our classic carrot cake recipe. It always goes down a treat at any gathering, so get baking.
You simply can’t go wrong with carrot cake. It’s a classic bake that always goes down a treat, whatever the occasion. This easy bake takes just 90 minutes and is always a crowd pleaser.
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Recipe Ingredients

For the Cake
175 gSelf-Raising Flour
7 gDr. Oetker Bicarbonate of Soda (1tsp)
5 gDr. Oetker Baking Powder (1tsp)
2.75 gGround Cinnamon (1tsp)
1.25 gGround Nutmeg (½tsp)
175 gCaster Sugar
150 mlOlive Oil
175 gCarrots (grated)
50 gSultanas
50 gWalnuts (chopped)
3Medium Eggs (beaten)
For the Filling
250 gFull Fat Cream Cheese
125 gUnsalted butter (softened)
125 gIcing Sugar
5 mlDr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Extract (1tsp)
To Decorate
Dr. Oetker Chocolatey Carrots

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For the Sponge

Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC/160ºC fan/Gas Mark 4 and grease and line a 20cm (8 inch) loose bottomed cake tin. In a large bowl, sieve together the flour, Bicarbonate of Soda, Baking Powder, spices and sugar.


Combine the eggs with the oil and pour into the dry ingredient. Beat together until smooth. Add the carrots, sultanas and chopped nuts and mix well.


Pour your mixture into the prepared tin and bake for about 55 minutes until firm to the touch. Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes then transfer to a wire rack.


For the Filling

To make the filling, put the softened butter and icing sugar into a large bowl and whisk together. Add the cream cheese and Vanilla Extract and whisk again until you have a smooth, whipped icing.


When the cake has cooled completely, cut in half and sandwich together, spreading half the filling onto one layer of sponge. Spread remaining filling on top of the cake.


To Decorate

Pop the Chocolate Carrots on top of your cake and your cake is ready to serve and enjoy!