Sunday Bake: Carrot Loaf Cake

This is my favourite-ever carrot cake recipe, it’s full of delicious flavours and good things, and is not too sweet. Although I love a big round carrot cake with a delicious cream cheese topping, sometimes you want something less fiddly and quicker to make, and perhaps something without a load of extra calories. This recipe is so delicious it absolutely does not need the topping – so I bake it in a loaf tin and enjoy it in slices, fruit loaf style – you don’t even need a plate!

Carrot cake recipe

  • Servings: approx 12 slices
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Ingredients

  • 175g carrot (this is approximately 2 large carrots)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 70g soft dark brown sugar
  • 75ml rapeseed oil, or other oil (suitable for baking) of your choice
  • 100g self-raising wholemeal flour (or plain wholemeal flour with 1 tsp baking powder added)
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 50g desiccated coconut (or 50g of ground almonds if you are baking for coconut-haters)
  • 75g raisins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 190C (180C fan) or gas mark 5 and line a 1lb loaf tin (a rectangular loaf tin approx 19cm x 12 cm x 6.5cm) with baking parchment.
  2. Scrub (and peel if they are older carrots) then finely grate the carrots.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar together with an electric whisk until they are very thick and creamy.
  4. Whisk in the oil, pouring it slowly in a thin stream.
  5. Add all the remaining ingredients and stir until evenly combined.
  6. Put the mixture into the prepared tin and bake until golden brown on the top and firm to the touch. This takes about 35 minutes – check after 30, and if the cake still seems a little gooey to the touch but quite brown on top, cover with foil and bake for 5-10 minutes more.
  7. Take out of the tin immediately and leave on a wire rack to cool.

The cake will keep in a air-tight container for about 3 days.

Carrot loaf cake recipe

Pretty simple, I am sure you will agree. Do let me know if you give it a try, I’d love to hear how you get on with it.

 

2 thoughts on “Sunday Bake: Carrot Loaf Cake

  1. We all love carrot cake in this house and this one sounds delish. I particularly love the idea of using the coconut, I’ve not come across that before and we do all love it here 🙂

  2. the cake looks yummy.

    FYI, I clicked on the link in the subscription email and it keeps popping up saying site is not secure, hackers might be trying to steal your information. Not sure what’s going on, but going through my Readers list on wordpress itself was the only way I could read the post

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