Carrot cake

There is absolutely nothing better in autumn than home made carrot cake, made with the carrots you’ve pulled out of your garden.  Autumn is the season I associate with apples, carrots, pumpkin and falling leaves – this is mostly because I always forget to plant my carrots until mid-end of spring!

The cake itself is dairy-free and nut-free, but if you would like to add Cream Cheese Frosting or walnuts, then you absolutely have that option (I like both!).


  • 1.5 cups self-raising flour
  • 1.25 cups brown sugar
  • 1 tsp bi-carb soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1.5 cups finely grated carrot
  • 3/4 cups chopped walnuts (OPTIONAL)


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan forced), and grease a 6cm/2″ deep, 22cm/9″ round cake tin.
  2. Mix eggs, oil and brown sugar together in a large bowl.
  3. Sift flour, bi-carb soda and cinnamon together, then add to the large bowl.
  4. Add salt and then beat until you have an even consistency.
  5. Add carrot (and optional nuts) and then stir through.
  6. Pour into cake tin and bake for 50 minutes.
  7. Only share with your loved ones, or serve at a tea party if you wish to impress.

NOTE: This also works well in cupcake form, but only bake for 25-30 minutes.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Up ↑

Fictionally Sam

I live in a world of words. This is that world.

Word Wonders

Fadwa's Ramblings about Books and Life. But mostly Books.

Feed The Crime

Making my way through crime fiction, one book at a time

“...all the fierce passions of the world bound in leather and vellum.” — M. L. Rio, If We Were Villains

Librae Paints Pages

Blogging, Books, Bullet Journaling

Book Dragons

more than books

%d bloggers like this: