Carrot Cake Recipe

Carrot Cake Recipes

Healthy Carrot Cake Recipe for a Sunshiny Day

Here is my version of a very healthy carrot cake recipe that I saw on the internet recently. I tried to make it but found it was full of very disturbing ingredients, such as lard and chestnuts, if you can believe it! I took it upon myself to modify and test this recipe. I took out some ingredients which I felt were redundant and thoroughly removed from the essence of a good old homemade carrot cake recipe and substituted these with ingredients that are readily found in normal household pantries and cupboards (read – my own). I also adjusted the amounts per item as I strongly felt that the individual quantity prescribed was outrageously excessive. Plus, I exercised a modicum of change in the preparation of this healthy treat to better enhance the taste and lingering goodness of such a cake. The result was an ambrosial, sweet orange concoction which I would like to share with you.


– 3/4 cup canola oil
– 1 1/2 cups sugar
– 3 eggs
– 1 cup carrots, grated
– 1/3 cup cashew nuts
– 1/2 cup canned crushed pineapple, drained
– 1/2 cup coconut flakes, sweetened
– 1/3 cup raisins
– 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
– 2 cups cake flour
– 2 teaspoons baking powder
– 1 tablespoon cinnamon
– 1 teaspoon salt


– Pre-heat your oven to 350°F.
– Spray with non-stick oil one 9-inch cake pan.
– Mix together in a large bowl the oil, sugar, eggs, carrots, nuts, coconut, raisins and ginger powder.
– In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
– Add the carrot mixture and blend.
– Pour the batter into the cake pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
– Remove from the oven and cool for about 10 minutes.
– Remove the cake from the pan and cool completely.
– Top the carrot cake with a layer of cream cheese frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting


– 6 ounces soft cream cheese
– 2 tablespoons or half a stick of butter
– 2 tablespoons canola oil
– 1 cup powdered sugar
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 1 cup chopped cashew nuts

Directions for the frosting:

– Beat together the cream cheese, butter and canola oil until the mixture is smooth and light.
– Add the powdered sugar and the vanilla and mix until smooth and all the sugar is dissolved and everything is incorporated.
– Spread evenly and sprinkle the cashew nuts on top.

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Moist and Delicious Sugar Free Carrot Cake Recipe

Carrot cake recipe is very tasty and nutritious. It is denser than normal cake and when you remove the sugar from the ingredients it becomes even more healthy. Here is a perfect sugar free carrot cake recipe that is moist and delicious, and is very suitable for diabetics too.



– 4 egg whites
– 2 whole eggs
– 1/3 cup canola oil
– 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce (you can skip the applesauce and use more apple juice if you wish)
– 1 cup apple juice concentrate
– 1/4 cup water (skip the water if you are not using the applesauce)
– 3 cups whole grain flour
– 1 tablespoon baking powder
– 1 teaspoon baking soda
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
– 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
– 1 cup raisins
– 2 1/2 cups shredded carrots


– Preheat the oven to 350F.
– Grease two 9-inch cake pans.
– Beat the egg whites into soft peaks and add in the rest of the eggs.
– Stir in the applesauce, apple concentrate, water and oil and mix well.
– In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground cinnamon and grated nutmeg.
– Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and mix well.
– Stir in the grated carrots and fold the mix well. Add in the raisins.
– Pour the batter in the greased cake pans equally.
– Bake at 350F for about 25-30 minutes. Lower the temperature to 325F and bake for another 10 minutes.
– Check by inserting a toothpick in the center of the cake and if it comes out clean the cake is done.
– Cool on a wire rack before serving.

Sugar free frosting for the cake:


– 1 1/2 cups fat free cream cheese frosting
– 1 1/2 teaspoons butter
– 1 cup splenda (according to taste)
– 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


– Blend the splenda in a mixer to make it fine like confectioner’s sugar.
– Combine with cream cheese frosting and butter and beat well to make it smooth.
– Add the vanilla extract.
– Let the frosting chill in the fridge for some time to firm it up before using.

Assembling the cake:

– Place one cake on a cake stand.
– Spread a layer of frosting over the top and press the other cake on top of it.
– Cover the top and sides of the cake with the rest of the frosting.
– Let the frosting set for some time before serving the cake.


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Nutty Homemade Carrot Cake Recipe

Carrot cakes are fun to eat and very nutritious. The carrot cake recipe is considered to be one of the healthiest desserts. Carrots are rich in vitamin A, which is considered to be essential for good eyesight. As the carrot cake has loads of carrot in it along with walnuts, pecans, raisins, coconut etc, its nutritional value increases two-fold. Here is a nutty homemade carrot cake recipe that is very filling and super tasty.


  •  2 cups vegetable oil
  •  2 2/3 cups white sugar
  •  5 eggs
  •  2 2/3 cups grated carrot (this will be about 9 carrots peeled and grated)
  •  1 1/3 cups walnuts
  •  1 1/3 cups pineapple cut in small and thin cubes
  •  2/3 cup coconut flakes (you can use fresh grated coconut too, if you have the time)
  •  1/3 cup raisins
  •  3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  •  1 1/3 tablespoons baking soda
  •  1 1/3 tablespoons baking powder
  •  2 2/3 tablespoons cinnamon
  •  1 teaspoon salt


  •  Preheat the oven to 350F.
  •  Grease two 10-inch baking pans.
  •  In a large mixing bowl, add the eggs, vegetable oil and sugar, and beat them on a medium speed for about 4 minutes until the sugar dissolves and you get a smooth white mix.
  •  Add the cut pineapple and grated carrots to the mix and beat at a very low speed to mix the ingredients.
  •  Stir in the walnuts, raisins and coconut flakes.
  •  In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon powder and salt.
  •  Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well so that you get a cake mix of dropping consistency.
  •  Pour the batter in the greased pans and smooth the tops.
  •  Bake in the preheated oven for about 30-40 minutes.
  •  Let the cake cool for about 30 minutes before applying the frosting or serving.

This cake can be stored for about 2-3 days in an airtight container. You can even freeze the cake for later use.

For frosting the cake you can use cream cheese frosting or a caramel sauce. Here are some ways you can frost the cake:

(i) Cut the cake in three layers and apply frosting on each layer and also cover all the   sides.
(ii) Apply frosting on all the sides of the cake and garnish with coconut flakes and nuts.
(iii) You can also use fresh cream to serve with the cake.
(iv) When using caramel sauce, warm the cake a little before serving.

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Simple and Tasty Homemade Carrot Cake Recipe

There is a myth that a homemade carrot cake recipe must be difficult to make, which is why many people choose to get their carrot cakes from the store. Not only is that unnecessary, it simply isn’t true—and this homemade carrot cake recipe will prove it. This is a simple-to-make cake recipe that delivers delicious results. If you have tried to make a carrot cake at home before and it did not turn out quite right, or if you haven’t had the courage to give it a try yet, now is the perfect time with this delicious yet simple cake recipe for carrot cake at home. As you can see, it uses very common household ingredients and you can have it ready in under 1 hour!

Here’s what you will need to get started:

  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 eggs

Here are the preparation instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  2. Use a medium glass mixing bowl to combine the sugar and vegetable oil. Next, beat in one egg at a time and add the vanilla.
  3. In another mixing bowl, combine the rest of the dry ingredients.
  4. Next, combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and mix in the carrots.
  5. Pour this mixture into a lightly-greased baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 35 minutes, or until you can poke it with a toothpick and the toothpick comes out clean. That is the standard, universal test for telling if a cake recipe is finished baking yet or not.

There you have it! Enjoy your fantastic homemade carrot cake recipe and don’t forget to share some with your friends. Keep an extra copy of this cake recipe as well—you’ll certainly be sharing it! Since it only took about an hour, what are you going to do with all of your extra time?


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Simple Vegan Carrot Cake Recipe

The recent eating trends have shown that more and more people are turning towards vegan food. Vegan foods taste different from normal food but are quite easy to prepare just like this carrot cake recipe. All you have to keep in mind is that the vegan diet does not include any dairy or any other animal products. Here is a simple vegan carrot cake recipe that is very nutritious, filling and makes a wonderful dessert or evening snack.


  • 3 cups of peeled and grated red carrots
  • 1 1/4 cups of sugar
  • 2 cups of white flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon powder (use fresh powder for better taste)
  • 1/2 cup of fresh orange juice
  • 3/4 cup of canola oil
  • 1 cup of cut raisins
  • 1 cup of chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F (preheating ensures even cooking).
  2. Use a spoon or ladle to mix the ingredients of the cake and avoid using an electric   blender.
  3. Mix the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon powder, raisins and walnuts together in a deep bowl.
  4. Add the grated carrots and oil to the dry ingredients and use a wooden spoon to mix all the ingredients together.
  5. Now add the orange juice and sugar and mix the ingredients well. Grated carrot tends to stick in the form of lumps; therefore, be careful when mixing.
  6. Grease a baking pan and spray the insides using a cooking spray.
  7. Pour the prepared batter in a baking pan.
  8. Bake the cake in the oven for 45 minutes until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  9. Let the cake cool completely before serving.

The perfect accompaniment to the carrot cake is traditional cream cheese frosting. Here is a vegan cream cheese frosting recipe that you can prepare at home:


  • 1/4 cup of soy cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup of vegan margarine
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla


  1.  Beat the margarine and cream cheese together.
  2. Add the sugar and vanilla and beat using an electric blender until you get a smooth mixture.
  3. Pour the mix in a piping bag and pipe the frosting over the cooled carrot cake.
  4. You can also cut the cake horizontally, spread the frosting on the bottom layer, press the second layer on top and add another layer of frosting.
  5. Let the cake cool in the fridge before cutting in slices to serve.
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Aromatic and Healthy Carrot Cake Recipe

Carrot cake recipe‘s defy the saying that healthy and tasty cannot go hand in hand. This healthy carrot cake recipe is packed with the nutritious benefits of carrots and different spices, which not only gives a wonderful taste but is also easy to make at home.


  • Whole wheat flour – ¾ cup
  • Cake flour – ¾ cup
  • Brown sugar – ½ cup (you can use regular sugar too, but brown sugar is more healthy)
  • Cinnamon powder – 1 tablespoon
  • Baking powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Baking soda – 1 teaspoon
  • Molasses – 1 ½ tablespoons
  • Vegetable oil – ¼ cup (this keeps the cake moist)
  • Eggs – 2 (regular sized)
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • Grated lemon zest – 1 ½ teaspoons
  • Raisins – ½ cup
  • Dried and chopped figs – 5
  • Poppy seeds – 2 tablespoons
  • Grated carrots – 2 cups
  • Chopped pecans – ¼ cup
  • Salt – ½ teaspoon

Note: You can increase or decrease the amount of spices depending on your taste. However, make sure that you do not completely mask the taste of the carrots.


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F or 175°C.
  • Whisk the eggs and sugar in a deep bowl.
  • Add the molasses to the mix and beat well using a blender.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together the flours, baking soda and baking powder and keep aside.
  • Add the orange juice, orange zest, grated lemon zest and grated carrot to the egg mix and fold well.
  • Now add the flour mixture, one spoonful at a time, and mix well between each addition.
  • Now add the raisins, figs, poppy seeds, pecans and cinnamon powder to the mix and fold well. Let it rest for a minute or two so that all the dry ingredients are moistened.
  • Grease a 9-inch baking pan and dust the insides with refined flour.
  • Pour the batter in the baking pan and bake in the preheated oven for 1-1½ hours.
  • If the top of the cake is firm, then the cake is done.
  • Cool for at least 30 minutes before taking it out of the pan and cooling completely.
  • Because of the vegetable oil, the cake can be stored in the refrigerator and will remain moist.
  • When serving, warm the cake piece in the microwave for 10 seconds.

Serving suggestions:

  • Warm the cake and serve it with chocolate sauce on the side.
  • Cream cheese icing is the traditional way to serve healthy carrot cakes.
  • Cut the cake into fingers and decorate with jam and gems to serve to children.


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Vegan Carrot Cake Recipe

The popularity of the vegan lifestyle has really taken off lately, but avoiding animal products is nothing new. It can be for health reasons, moral reasons or any other number of possibilities that one chooses to become vegan. A popular misconception is that vegan recipes are copycats that don’t get it right, or feeble attempts at mimicking something, and that they are never as tasty as the “real thing”. If you fall into that category, try this recipe and let me know if this vegan carrot cake recipe isn’t just as delicious as any other cake recipe.

Just because you are living a healthy lifestyle, that certainly doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t indulge every now and then with treats. If you use whole grain flour and organic ingredients, this treat becomes a truly healthy alternative to most other cake recipes. Feel free to substitute any of the spices for spices which you prefer, be creative and come up with your own custom version – and be sure to come back here and share it with us if it works out great!

Here are the ingredients you will need, I recommend using organic ingredients whenever possible.

  • 1 cup of soy milk
  • 2 cups of grated carrots (Use a regular cheese grater on them.)
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 12 cups of raisins
  • 1 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp of allspice
  • 1/2 tsp of cloves

Here are the simple preparation instructions for this vegan carrot cake recipe.

  1.  Preheat your oven to 350°F,
  2. Combine raisins, grated carrots, water and all of the spices in a medium sized saucepan and bring to a simmer for 8 minutes.
  3. Add the salt and sugar into the mixture, mix them in, and simmer for another two minutes while continuing to stir gently.
  4. Remove the saucepan from the heat and set it aside for a moment.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, combine your baking soda and flour. Now, add in the mixture from the saucepan along with the soy milk and mix together. Don’t over-mix it, just combine it until it’s mixed well and then stop.
  6. Grease an average size baking pan and pour the batter into it.
  7. Bake for roughly 45 minutes or until you can poke the center with a toothpick and remove it cleanly.

This vegan carrot cake recipe isn’t really all that different from most carrot cake recipes, however it uses soy milk so it’s great for vegans and people who are lactose intolerance alike. As you’ve experienced, it is very easy to prepare and even easier to eat – Yum!


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First Birthday Healthy Carrot Cake Recipe

All the invitations have been sent out and the decorations are ready to go for that auspicious First Birthday Party. You’re now rummaging through the pantry drawers looking for those special 1st birthday cake recipes. Here’s a delicious variation of a carrot cake recipe that’s both healthy and tasty. Why a healthy carrot cake recipe?

Many parents worry about their toddlers health and moreover many parents have never introduced sugar or sweets to their baby at this age.

Either way, years from now, you’ll be reminiscing about the silly smile on your babies face as they mash the cake between their hands. Chances are that most of the cake will end up all over the table, floor and your baby’s clothes.

As this recipe aims to be healthier than other options, it’s not a chocolate cake recipe, but you can take a look at some of my other creations for some fantastic chocolate cake recipes.

Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

  • 2 1/2 cups carrots (thinly sliced)
  • 2 1/2 cups concentrated apple juice
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs (whole)
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup applesauce (unsweetened is recommended)
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 2 Tbsp baking powder (low sodium is recommended)
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon (ground)

Preparation Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350ºF.
  2. Line two medium sized cake pans with wax paper and spray the coat the wax paper with vegetable oil or vegetable shortening. It’s easiest to use vegetable oil from a spray can.
  3. In a saucepan, combine the carrots and 1 cup of juice concentrate and bring to the boil, then cover and let it simmer for about 15 minutes (until the carrots are tender.)
  4. Puree the carrot and juice mixture in a food processor or a blender. You can also mash it manually if you don’t have access to either of these machines.
  5. Add the raisins and continue to process/blend the mixture until the raisins are finely chopped. Allow this mixture to cool for a few minutes.
  6. Combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  7. Add the remaining juice concentrate along with the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
  8. Now, combine the carrot, juice and raisin mixture with the cake batter and pour into the greased cake pans.
  9. Bake for 35 minutes, or until you can poke the center with a toothpick and have it come out clean.

All done! Don’t forget to share this, along with my other cake recipes, with your friends!

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Information on Easy Homemade Carrot Cake Recipe

Carrots are high in nutritional value and taste great. Most people use carrots in salads and in the east, notably India, for making decadent sweets. Hence the humble carrot cake recipe is very much overlooked in this regard. The cake is delicious and full of nutrients, which is a real bonus when compared to other sugary treats.

There are a variety of cookbooks and websites that help with step-by-step instructions. Our Cake Recipe Secrets author’s have contributed a number of variations.

Make sure to note the exact types of ingredients as well as the exact amounts required. Innovation is also the key so be brave and add your own flare when it comes to ingredients, preparation and presentation.

One type of variation is the Vegan carrot cake recipe, which is a welcome addition for Vegan’s. Many of the recipe’s and ready-made cakes available use ingredients which some people are either unable to consume for health reasons or prefer not to for lifestyle reasons.

Another variation is the sugar free carrot cake recipe, which makes this cake treat even more appealing to the health conscious.

Of course there’s also the healthy carrot cake recipe, which not only avoids sugar but also incorporates other ingredients that provide a vitamin supplement like cashews or other types of unsalted nuts. These ingredients can help with palatability of unsalted nuts.

So if your family likes something delicious and you don’t won’t them knowing its healthy try some homemade carrot cake recipe. Apart from loving every morsel you’ll feel comfortable in the knowledge that they’re eating healthy as well.

So what are you waiting for just go ahead and find an exciting carrot cake recipe surprise everyone with its great taste. But keep the healthy stuff secret.

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Healthy Carrot Cake Recipe

Growing up, the month of march meant two things in my home; my father’s birthday and a small carrot cake. It was just enough for two hearty pieces because my mother never cared much for carrot cake, and I have no memory of her ever having any. Fast forward to last year when Mom reached into the oven to pull out a large baking pan and proceeded to cut three pieces.

We looked on, surprised, until she told us she had found a delicious, healthy carrot cake recipe to try. Thanks to this healthy carrot cake recipe I’m going to share with you, she has been converted.

It may have something to do with the delicious berries that you don’t often see in a carrot cake recipe, or perhaps the almonds or the delicious blend of spices. Whatever it is, this carrot cake recipe is an absolute winner. Not to mention it’s a lot better for you than traditional carrot cake recipes. Does healthy mean you reap the benefits of a smarter recipe, or does it mean you can just have much bigger pieces and not feel bad about it? That’s entirely up to you, but I dare you to not go back for seconds.

Here’s what you will need.

  • 2 cups flour (whole wheat)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon (ground)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger (ground)
  • 1 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 1/4 cups dates (chopped finely)
  • 1/3 cup orange juice concentrate (thaw first)
  • 1 cup carrots (shredded)
  • 1 cup almonds (slivered)
  • ½ cup blueberries (dried)
  • ½ cup cranberries (dried)


  1. The first thing you need to do is preheat your oven to 350°F (180° C).
  2. Next, oil your baking pan and boil the water in a pan.
  3. Once the water is boiling, add your orange juice concentrate and stir in the dates.
  4. Remove from heat and bring the water, juice and date mixture to room temperature.
  5. Whisk together the flour, bakina soda, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl.
  6. Mix together the wet ingrediants with the dry ingrediants, and then add all the remaining ingrediants. (Carrots, almonds, blueberries and cranberries)
  7. Pour your batter into your baking pan and bake for approximitely 50 minutes.
  8. .. And the most important step, naturally, is to enjoy this delicious carrot cake recipe with your friends!
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