Simple Carrot Cake Recipe (Nut Free)

Simple Carrot Cake
This is Mr I’s favourite cake. The kids are split on it – 2 love it, 2 don’t and the toddler – well he eats anything! I love it. For some odd reason it feels not so indulgent as chocolate cake. Nevermind the 2/3 cups of olive oil!

As my kids’ school and kinder are nut free, we made this cake with more carrot and omitted the walnuts. (Personally I think it is nicer with walnuts though!). I also don’t have an 18cm tin, so used a 20cm tin, hence the slightly shorter style cake.

Simple Carrot Cake Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2½ cups carrot, finely grated (or you can use 2 cups carrot and ½ cup walnuts, roughly chopped)

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Sift flour into a bowl.
  3. Add sugar and spices and mix.
  4. Pour in oil and eggs, then mix with an electric beater for 1-2 minutes.
  5. With a wooden spoon, stir in carrot and walnuts.
  6. Pour into a lined 18cm spring form tin and bake for an hour.
  7. Cake should be cooled in tin for 15 minutes before turning out.
Simple Carrot Cake Recipe (Nut Free)
 
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Recipe type: lunch box
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ⅔ cup olive oil
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2½ cups carrot, finely grated (or you can use 2 cups carrot and ½ cup walnuts, roughly chopped)
Method:
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Sift flour into a bowl.
  3. Add sugar and spices and mix.
  4. Pour in oil and eggs, then mix with an electric beater for 1-2 minutes.
  5. With a wooden spoon, stir in carrot and walnuts.
  6. Pour into a lined 18cm spring form tin and bake for an hour.
  7. Cake should be cooled in tin for 15 minutes before turning out.