Carrot Cake (Easy Carrot Cake Recipe)

Carrot Cake (Easy Carrot Cake Recipe), how to make carrot cake

While shopping for bananas and apples, I came across some lovely packed carrots and just couldn’t resist the urge to buy.

They were about 30 medium sized carrots in the pack, which was more than what I needed for the weekends’ fried rice and coconut curry sauce, so I decided to make this tasty carrot cake.

I’m not one to brag about my baking, but this carrot cake was so delicious, that my neighbor paid me to bake two large ones for her daughter’s engagement party in Valencia (about 8 hours drive from us, t&f).

Unlike this one below, the cakes were frosted and had to be transported by road; I only hope the cakes made it safe and also hope you try out the recipe below☺.

Carrot Cake ingredients

  • 400gr grated carrots (about 8-10 carrots)
  • 225 gr Sugar
  • 300 gr Flour
  • 4 Eggs
  • 150ml Vegetable oil
  • Half teaspoon Salt
  • 1 leveled tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1 leveled tablespoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground Nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 120 gr Yogurt or heavy cream (or use 90gr Milk + 30gr melted butter as substitute)
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1a. First preheat the oven at 180ºC or 350ºF.

b. Prepare the pan by first greasing the inside with butter and then dust lightly with flour.

2. In a large bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda , nutmeg and cinnamon together.3. In another bowl, beat the eggs, yogurt, oil and sugar together until well combined.

Carrot Cake (Easy Carrot Cake Recipe), how to make carrot cake

4. Then gradually add the flour mixture; mix well and finally add the grated carrots.Mix lightly until well incorporated and pour into the prepared pan.

Carrot Cake (Easy Carrot Cake Recipe), how to make carrot cake

5. Bake in the  preheated oven for about 50 minutes or until the cake is done.(You’ll know the cake is ready if a skewer dipped into the cake comes out clean, without any batter sticking to it)

Carrot Cake (Easy Carrot Cake Recipe), how to make carrot cake

Let the cake cool for a few minutes, then turn onto a rack and leave to cool completely then serve and enjoy.

If you don’t have an oven, remember that you can also bake this cake on a stove top using  the method described HERE.

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  1. princess chinny
    April 10, 2019 / 4:22 pm

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us. i really appreciate it. you are a great cook NKY

  2. rakiya
    March 18, 2019 / 5:32 pm

    Wat size of cake will this recipe make?

    • March 20, 2019 / 3:05 pm

      This carrot cake recipe makes a 9 inch cake Rakiya
      I made use of one of those disposable foil pans
      as you can see in the image above.

  3. Milka iyandra
    March 12, 2019 / 11:35 pm

    Hi dear, this is awesome! How can i the recipes on my email?

    • March 20, 2019 / 3:17 pm

      Hi Milka, good to have you here, there is a subscribe button below this page and also at the upper right hand side of the page ?

  4. danny
    June 6, 2017 / 2:08 pm

    Enter your comment…ok seriously u are a great cook! almost all the bakables I've been looking for, I found them in your site. u are good I tell u

  5. Amira Abdul
    June 6, 2017 / 11:37 am


  6. Ogechukwu Adeniran
    May 2, 2017 / 12:44 pm

    I love this.

  7. Unknown
    March 18, 2017 / 3:24 pm

    Enter your comment…hello. thanks for the recipe. pls what's the substitute for cinnamon in the carrot cake. thaks

  8. LOLO
    March 9, 2017 / 1:25 pm

    How can I subscribe to be getting recipes through my email.

  9. Unknown
    September 29, 2016 / 10:28 pm

    God bless you richly Nky,i just tried the cake it's so nice. Thank you

  10. Olamide
    September 7, 2016 / 10:49 pm

    Nice one. Will sure try this out. Have an order for one soon.

  11. kattie
    June 25, 2016 / 10:23 pm

    you're too much dear, pls may know the white thing on top of the carrot cake and how to prepare it.thanks.

  12. Oladimeji Opeyemi
    March 29, 2016 / 7:24 am

    Hello Nky, thanks for the recipe but do really mean 1 tbsp nutmeg, n 1 tbsp cinnamon or 1tsp sorry pls am a bit confused won't it be too much ma?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 29, 2016 / 2:54 pm

      Hi Oladimeji, its 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg and 1 teaspoon cinnamon, thanks for the insight dearie and i'll be expecting your feedback.

    March 25, 2016 / 7:19 pm

    Just wonderful dear…yet to bake a cake but will surely try this….Gisike nne!!

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 29, 2016 / 2:43 pm

      Thank you Nne :)I'll be expecting your feedback

  14. Unknown
    February 6, 2016 / 11:18 am

    What if I cant get yougurt, can I use milk? If Yes how do I go about it in terms of measurement and since am using pwodered milk

    • Nky Lily Lete
      June 3, 2016 / 12:50 pm

      Add 2 to 3 tablespoonful of powdered milk to the flour and you are good to go.

  15. Zippy
    December 14, 2015 / 2:25 pm

    Thanks for the recipe. My question is what brand of vegetable oil is best?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      December 29, 2015 / 3:46 pm

      Hi Zippy, honestly the best brand is any one you can afford.

  16. Anonymous
    December 5, 2015 / 7:32 pm

    Good evening Nky.I really feel like giving you a big hug for the job well done on this site. u inspire me to learning the art of baking which I never tot of at all. Everyfin is simply explained. My only question is abt the measurement.without a scale, how does one get the measurement ryt?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      December 30, 2015 / 6:41 am

      Use what you have.For example,If you have a tin of milk that weighs 100 g, and a recipe calls for 200g of flour, simply measure out 2 tins; easy right ? 🙂

  17. Ijeoma Florence
    September 8, 2015 / 11:56 am

    Hello Nky,i finally baked dis stomach filling cake.its moist and filled Wt nice flavor and i sent u d pic.i want to make dis cake again,bt I want to add dried fruit.I know the fruit has to be soaked in rum for 3 question is do I add the fruits togeda with d alcohol to the cake batter when baking or should I rinse off the alcohol b4 adding to batter.God bless.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      September 9, 2015 / 10:57 am

      IJ dear, thanks for your lovely feedback(i havent seen the pic yet).As for the fruits, feel free to add them, no need to rinse off the rum, but dont add the rum to the recipe(save it for a special Nigerian cake)I will be expecting your feedback 🙂

  18. Esther
    August 25, 2015 / 4:45 pm

    I made this. So lovely and not too sugary. Thanks for your recipes, and yes, I have pictures agaaaaain! #sidewink

    • Nky Lily Lete
      September 9, 2015 / 10:33 am

      Thanks for the feedback, hun.I'll be expecting the pics, you can send them to [email protected] 🙂

  19. Ijeoma Florence
    August 21, 2015 / 5:31 pm

    Can I use brown sugar for dis recipe?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      August 21, 2015 / 11:37 pm

      Yes dear and send me pics when you are done 🙂

  20. Ijeoma Florence
    August 14, 2015 / 3:18 pm

    Hello ma,i want to know if the tablespoon you used for baking powder and soda is just the normal stainless tablespoon in our kitchen that has been leveled or a measuring spoon(15ml,leveled).

    • Nky Lily Lete
      August 16, 2015 / 10:44 pm

      Yes dear, it is the normal one in the kitchen 🙂

  21. Anu Funke
    July 31, 2015 / 11:13 pm

    In the absence of a baking pan what can one use?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      August 1, 2015 / 1:19 pm

      You can make use of an aluminium foil container , like the one in the picture above.

    May 25, 2015 / 8:39 am

    Chy, You are too much, more grace!

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 25, 2015 / 1:21 pm


    • okolie chioma
      July 15, 2015 / 2:38 pm

      When will u post recipe for red velvet cake. Nice job u re doing.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      August 1, 2015 / 1:23 pm

      Very soon dearie, subscribe so that you can get it by email 🙂

  23. Anonymous
    May 23, 2015 / 1:51 pm

    what did you put on the cake…mayonnaise and carrot?

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 24, 2015 / 4:10 pm

      hahaha…not mayonnaise oo.It's a light homemade icing sugar and caramel syrup 🙂

    • Unknown
      March 23, 2016 / 9:22 pm

      Carmel syrup? This is new to me. How is it made. Susan

  24. Anonymous
    May 23, 2015 / 1:51 pm

    what did you put on the cake…mayonnaise and carrot?

  25. Anonymous
    May 22, 2015 / 9:35 pm

    I'm trying it out now and here's hoping it turns out well as I seriously winged it! 🙂

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 24, 2015 / 3:39 pm

      I'm sure it will turn out fine 🙂

  26. Anonymous
    May 22, 2015 / 3:33 pm

    Hungry already just looking at it

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 24, 2015 / 3:38 pm


  27. Mr. B.A. Adela
    May 22, 2015 / 1:35 pm

    That's what I call a carrot cake.

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 24, 2015 / 3:38 pm


  28. Anonymous
    May 22, 2015 / 9:46 am

    looks really nice

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 22, 2015 / 12:29 pm

      thanks 🙂

    • Ijeoma Florence
      August 21, 2015 / 5:28 pm

      Can I use brown sugar for dis recipe

    • Nky Lily Lete
      March 29, 2016 / 2:45 pm

      Yes Florence , you can use it 🙂

  29. Joyce
    May 22, 2015 / 3:07 am

    You are just too much. Your recipes are always on point, thanks for this one too .

    • Nky Lily Lete
      May 22, 2015 / 12:29 pm

      You're welcome dearie 🙂