Carrot cake

Carrot cake

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  • Easy
  • 25 minutes
  • 50 minutes
  • Stellar Heaven on Earth Organic Natural Sweet Nonvintage


  • 400 g white sugar
  • 4 large free-range eggs
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 240 g cake flour
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 2 t bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 t ground cinnamon
  • 1 t salt
  • 6 carrots, grated
  • 70 g desiccated coconut
  • 150 g walnuts, chopped (or 1/2 walnuts and 1/2 pecan nuts)
  • 180 g fresh or canned pineapple, drained and crushed
  • For the topping:
  • 125 g butter, slightly softened
  • 500 g icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • walnuts, chopped, for sprinkling

Cooking Instructions

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease and line 2 x 23-cm cake tins with baking paper.

Beat the sugar, eggs and vanilla extract together, gradually mixing in the oil.?

Sift together the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and salt, then mix into the egg mixture.

Combine the grated carrots, coconut, walnuts and pineapple, then add to the batter. Pour into the prepared cake tins and bake for approximately 50 minutes.

To make the topping, cream the butter in a food mixer and gradually add half the icing sugar. Beat until fluffy. Add the cream cheese and beat at a slow speed. Add the remaining icing sugar and the vanilla extract. Stop beating as soon as it is incorporated.

Turn the cakes out onto cooling racks and remove the baking paper.

Spread one cake with half of the icing mixture. Top with the other cake and spread over the remaining icing. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts.

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  • default
    January 22, 2020

    Absolutely delicious! I added a little bit of orange juice in the recipe and a bit of Orange zest in the icing to give it a bit of a twist

  • default
    June 30, 2016

    This is my favourite cake to make as everyone whom I’ve made it for has absolutely loved it!!

  • Marisa Bester
    May 22, 2016

    Amazing! Although it took me much longer than 25 mins to prepare, it was worth it. All my guests were impressed