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Incredibly Easy, Moist Carrot Cake Recipe

This easy moist carrot cake is the only recipe you will need. It can be a single layer, two-layer, or even cupcakes if you choose.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Servings 18 Slices
Calories 366 kcal


  • 2 cups Plain Flour All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp Sea Salt Kosha Salt
  • 1 ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 ¼ cup Canola Oil Vegetable Oil
  • ½ cup White Sugar Granulated Sugar
  • 1 ½ cups Brown Sugar Loosely Packed
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 4 large Eggs At room Tempeture
  • 3 cup Grated Carrots 2 to 3 Large Carrots
  • 1 cup Chopped Walnuts
  • Melted Butter For greasing the cake tin


  • Preheat the oven to 160°C or 320°F for fan-forced or 180°C or 356°F for conventional ovens
  • Grease and line a 25cm square cake tin.  Grate carrots using the fine grater side
  • Sift flour, baking powder and soda into a mixing bowl. Add salt, cinnamon and nutmeg, then lightly stir with the whisk to combine.
  • Combine oil, sugars, and vanilla into a separate bowl with the whisk. Add eggs one at a time and whisk to combine after each addition.
  • Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients a 3rd at a time.
  • Fold in the carrots and the walnuts until everything is well combined.
  • Pour the cake batter into the cake tin and place it in the centre of the oven rack. Bake for approx 40 to 45 minutes or until the skewer comes out clean.
  • Allow the cake to cool in the tin for 15 minutes, before turning it out onto a cooling rack.
  • Decorate with cream cheese frosting and walnuts.  Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.


Serving: 1SliceCalories: 366kcal (18%)Carbohydrates: 40g (13%)Protein: 4g (8%)Fat: 22g (34%)Saturated Fat: 2g (13%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 41mg (14%)Sodium: 212mg (9%)Potassium: 161mg (5%)Fiber: 2g (8%)Sugar: 26g (29%)Vitamin A: 3828IU (77%)Vitamin C: 1mg (1%)Calcium: 67mg (7%)Iron: 1mg (6%)
Keyword Cake, Candied Carrot Curls, Carrot Cake, Carrots, Cream Cheese Frosting, cupcakes, Two-Layer Cake, Walnuts
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