How to make easy carrot cake

A healthier option for your desert

In Summary

•Carrots provide an excellent source of vitamin A, which is important for healthy vision.

•Carrot cake is a desert with carrots mixed into the traditional batter.

Carrot cake
Carrot cake

Carrot cake is cake that contains carrots mixed into the batter.

Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A, which is essential for eye health and good vision.

Eating carrots in moderation is good for you and incorporating it in your cake can be a good way to switch up your baking.

  • 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tbsp. baking soda
  • 1 ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cloves
  • ½ tsp. table salt
  • 1 lb whole carrots peeled
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar packed
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups vegetable oil
  • orange food coloring (optional)


Step 1

In a large bowl mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt. Whisk thoroughly to blend together. 

Step 2

Using a grater, grate the carrots until shredded. Add to a bowl then add white sugar, eggs and using a food processor, blend until combined.

Step 3

Pour the wet mixture onto the dry ingredients, using a spatula to scrape as much of the mixture as you can from the food processor.

Step 4

Whisk dry ingredients and wet ingredients together until combined. Expect a thick mixture. 

Step 5

Fold the carrots into the batter using your spatula. Then distribute batter evenly between 2 loaf pans.

Step 6

Bake for about 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs.

Wait to cool and serve with your favourite beverage.

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