Carrot Cake with cream cheese topping

carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

Don’t you just love it when the recipe turns out just as you wanted it to? This Easy Recipe for Carrot Cake is just what you’re looking for and what’s more it took next to no time to put together in my Cuisinart Food Processor.

If you turn your nose up at the thought of a cake made with carrots, I’m going to have to ask you to try it just once as you’ll be amazed just how delicious it is. Carrot cake is very moist and with a cream cheese frosting you’ll find you can’t stop at one slice.

I made mine for Mother’s Day last weekend, the girls helped by adding the shredded carrots to the processor. Actually there was very little for them to do other than lick the bowl out as the method is so simple.

carrot cake recipe

Carrot Cake


225g carrots peeled
100g walnuts
175ml vegetable oil
150g caster sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence
150g self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
85g cream cheese
50g butter
2-3 drops of vanilla essence
100g icing sugar

Method as followed in the Cusinart booklet

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F gas mark 4
  • Grease and line a 20cm cake tin, (I used a silicon one for the first time)
  • Insert the shredding disc into the large work bowl and shred the carrots. Remove from the bowl and set aside.
  • Insert the large chopping blade into the large work bowl. Add all remaining cake ingredients and process until well blended. Add the carrot and mix together with a pulse action.
carrot cake easy recipe
  • Turn into the cake tin and bake for approx 1 hour 15 mins, or until the cake springs back when gently pressed.
carrot cake mixture silicone mould
  • Cool in the tin for 5 mins and then turn out onto a cooling rack.
  • For the cream cheese frosting, place all ingredients into the cleaned work bowl and process until smooth. When the cake has cooled completely, spread the icing over the top and sides

carrot cake with cream cheese frosting




  1. March 23, 2012 / 10:04 AM

    I love carrot cake.   I’ve recently made it for the first time and I think it’s currently my favourite cake.  I’m now thinking of making other cakes with vegetables in such as parsnip and beetroot!

    • Mari
      March 27, 2012 / 3:54 PM

      Interesting combinations! I like both veg as veg and am curious to what they’d be like…if you do give it a go, I’d love to hear how it was!

  2. Andy Grant
    March 26, 2012 / 8:04 PM

    One of my wife’s favorite cakes, like the food processor, might be time to embrace technology.

    • Mari
      March 27, 2012 / 3:52 PM

      Then you must invest, it takes all the hard work out of beating, mixing and the end results are spot on, your wife will love you just a little bit more I’m sure ;)

  3. Frankie Parker
    April 1, 2012 / 7:50 AM

    I have always put off making a carrot cake but you make it sound so easy that i think i will give it a go..

    PS..  i was meant to comment last week!!!!

  4. Vmholstead
    April 28, 2012 / 7:28 PM

    Made this cake last weekend when the family came for tea, they loved it and so did I.  I’m just making another for when the family come tomorrow.
    May try a courgette cake next, believe that’s very nice.

    • Mari
      May 2, 2012 / 2:05 PM

      Courgette cake – now there’s something I have never tried and is worth a go. Glad the carrot cake was successful, you can also add walnuts to it if you like them

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