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)
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.
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.
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)
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.
You might also like:
* Easy Fruit Cake (Christmas special)
* Nigerian Cake (original recipe)
* How to Make Cake in a Sandwich Toaster
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I love your comments and feedback, feel free to drop me a line ☺.
Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us. i really appreciate it. you are a great cook NKY
Thanks Princess, you are so sweet ?
Wat size of cake will this recipe make?
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.
Hi dear, this is awesome! How can i the recipes on my email?
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 ?
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
Thanks Amira 🙂
I love this.
Thanks Oge 🙂
Enter your comment…hello. thanks for the recipe. pls what's the substitute for cinnamon in the carrot cake. thaks
You can leave it out if you don’t have any .
How can I subscribe to be getting recipes through my email.
Hi Lolo, there is a subscribe button below this page and also at the upper right hand side of the page 🙂
God bless you richly Nky,i just tried the cake it's so nice. Thank you
Thanks for your lovely feedback 🙂
Nice one. Will sure try this out. Have an order for one soon.
Tha’ts great Olamide 🙂
you're too much dear, pls may know the white thing on top of the carrot cake and how to prepare it.thanks.
Hi Kattie, t’s a light homemade icing sugar and caramel syrup , recipe is on the blog?
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?
Hi Oladimeji, its 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg and 1 teaspoon cinnamon, thanks for the insight dearie and i'll be expecting your feedback.
Just wonderful dear…yet to bake a cake but will surely try this….Gisike nne!!
Thank you Nne :)I'll be expecting your feedback
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
Add 2 to 3 tablespoonful of powdered milk to the flour and you are good to go.
Thanks for the recipe. My question is what brand of vegetable oil is best?
Hi Zippy, honestly the best brand is any one you can afford.
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?
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 ? 🙂
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 days.my 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.
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 🙂
Ok….i just resent d pics to dis [email protected] you.
I made this. So lovely and not too sugary. Thanks for your recipes, and yes, I have pictures agaaaaain! #sidewink
Thanks for the feedback, hun.I'll be expecting the pics, you can send them to [email protected] 🙂
Can I use brown sugar for dis recipe?
Yes dear and send me pics when you are done 🙂
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).
Yes dear, it is the normal one in the kitchen 🙂
In the absence of a baking pan what can one use?
You can make use of an aluminium foil container , like the one in the picture above.
Chy, You are too much, more grace!
When will u post recipe for red velvet cake. Nice job u re doing.
Very soon dearie, subscribe so that you can get it by email 🙂
what did you put on the cake…mayonnaise and carrot?
hahaha…not mayonnaise oo.It's a light homemade icing sugar and caramel syrup 🙂
Carmel syrup? This is new to me. How is it made. Susan
what did you put on the cake…mayonnaise and carrot?
I'm trying it out now and here's hoping it turns out well as I seriously winged it! 🙂
I'm sure it will turn out fine 🙂
Hungry already just looking at it
That's what I call a carrot cake.
looks really nice
Can I use brown sugar for dis recipe
Yes Florence , you can use it 🙂
You are just too much. Your recipes are always on point, thanks for this one too .
You're welcome dearie 🙂