Delicious Carrot Cake

Use a food processor, fitted with a coarse grating disc, to prepare the carrots. Halve any large ones to fit into the feed tube and pack the tube nearly for speed and efficiency.


  • 225 g butter or margarine
  • 225 g soft brown sugar
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 225 g self raising flour, sifted
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp grated nutmeg
  • 3 tsp mixed spice
  • 350 g carrots, coarsely grated

Glacé icing:

  • 225 g icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 50 g walnut halves to decorate

Cooking Process

1. Line and grease a deep 20 cm/8 inch round cake tin.
2. Cream the butter or margarine and sugar until light and fluffy.
3. Gradually beat in the eggs, adding a little of the flour to prevent curdling .
4. Fold in the remaining flour , salt and spices.
5. Fold in the grated carrot and spoon into the prepared cake tin.
6. Level the top and bake in a moderate oven for 1 ½ hours or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
7. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes before turning out on to a wire rack to cool completely.
8. Beat the icing ingredients together until smooth, pour over the cake and decorate with walnuts, chopping some to form a border as shown.

Delicious Carrot Cake
Bon Apetite!


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Delicious Carrot Cake