Just Perfect Carrot Cake

This moist, simple, and perfect carrot cake is perfect for any occasion. It is a delicious spiced dessert made with carrots, cinnamon, and creamy icing. It is also nut- and raisin-free.

preparation: 15 minutes

making: 30 minutes

total: 45 minutes

servings: 12 pieces

nutrition: 141 calories per serving

cuisine: British


For a cake

  • 160g of carrots, 2 large
  • 3 eggs
  • 200ml sunflower oil
  • 200g self-raising flour how to?
  • ½ tsp of baking powder
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 160g of light brown sugar how to?
  • 90g golden syrup

For icing

  • 100 g cream cheese (like Philadelphia)
  • 50 g butter
  • 250 g icing sugar how to?


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius with a fan.

Prepare the baking tray by lining it with baking parchment.

I used a round tray with a diameter of 28 centimetres.

All the ingredients are on the table, ready to make carrot cake

Grate the carrot on a medium/large mesh.

Place the eggs in a mixing bowl and mix using a hand mixer for 2 minutes, until light and fluffy.

Gradually add the sugar and golden syrup. Continue mixing until the sugar dissolves.

Add the oil and mix for a further 2 minutes, until all ingredients are well combined.

Sift the flour with cinnamon and baking powder and add to the mixture. Continue mixing.

Add the grated carrot and whisk for a minute or two.

The cake mixture is in a baking pan, just before baking

Pour the mixture into the baking tray.

Bake for around 30 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

The carrot cake is in a pan, taken straight from the oven

After baking, leave to cool completely in the tin, then turn out.

To make the icing:

Beat together the cream cheese and butter in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer until smooth.

Gradually add the icing sugar and beat until well blended.

The baked carrot cake is decorated with icing and carrot shavings

Spread the icing on top of the cake and decorate as desired.

Store any leftover cake in the fridge.

The finished carrot cake is on a chopping board, with a piece on a plate