Carrot Cake

This is a typical British cake. This is for a cicle tin of around 18cm diameter and at least 5cm high.


  • 110g sunflower oil
  • 170g dark brown sugar
  • 2 small eggs beaten
  • 170g plain flour
  • 5g baking powder
  • 2g cinnamon
  • 2 medium carrots grated
  • 42g raisins
  • 42 chopped walnuts
  • pinch of salt
  • a bit of melted butter
  • optional: 1 bottle cap of (dark) rum.


  • Pre-heat oven at 170C
  • Using the circle tin, use to cut a cicle with baking paper to cover the bottom of the tin.
  • Butter the bottom and side of the tin. Put the paper and butter a bit again.
  • Dust a bit of flour on the bottom of the tin. Smack it a bit to produce an anti-stick layer.
  • Mix oil and sugar in a bowl. Then add the beaten eggs.
  • In another bowl, mix carrots, raisins and rum (optional).
  • In another bowl, sift (twice!) the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  • And the flour to the wet mix. Whisk until smooth.
  • Add carrot mix, mix properly.
  • Add walnuts, fold it!
  • Pour the mix into the tin and take to the oven.
  • Bake for 1h or so. Use a tooth stick to check the cake is baked. It should come out clean.
  • Let is cool down in a racket.

Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:

  • 150g philadelpia cream cheese (be sure it is consistent! – full fat!)
  • 25g icing sugar sifted
  • 12g softed butter
  • 1/4 tsp of lemon juice
  • A couple of drops of vanilla paste.


  • Mix cheese and sugar. Whisking
  • Add butter. Keep whisking
  • Add vanilla
  • Add lemon juice.
  • It should be a consistent mix. You dont the frosting to melt down once spread on your cake.

Finishing Cake:

  • Remove the cake from the tin. It should be cool down enough.
  • In a plate, leave the flat part on top so it is easier to put the cream.
  • With a palette, create a flat surface with the cream. You can use a pipping bag and a rotating dish to help you with the process.
  • Make eight dollops for decoration.

Optional: Marzipan Carrots


  • 50g of marzipan (store bought)
  • Orange, blue and yellow colorants.


  • In a small container, mix a couple of drops of yellow and blue colorant to make a green color.
  • Take 30g of marzipan and put a couple of drops of orange. Use latex gloves! Mix both until you have a orange ball.
  • Do the same with a 15g aprox marzipan portion and green.
  • To create small carrots, take a small ball of orange, with the edge of you palm, try to create the body of the carrot.
  • With the bland edge of knife make circle of the carrot body.
  • With a tooth stick make a hole in the top to add later the green tail.
  • Take a tiny ball of green marzipan. Again with the edge of your palms make a small tail, cut 3/4 with the knife to simulate the carrot leaves. With the tooth stick help to introduce the tip into the carrot.
  • Repeat with the rest.
  • Once you have eight. Put one in each cream dollop from the cake.