Saturday, 1 August 2009

Sweet and Simple Bakes - Carrot Cake

This month's Sweet and Simple Bakes recipe is the classic carrot cake. If there is such a thing as a classic carrot cake recipe that is, as this is one of those cake recipes that seems to have endless variations. This particular recipe is certainly different from the one I usually turn to, which requires less carrot but the addition of a tin of crushed pineapple.

My contribution this month was a bit of a rushed affair as I only got around to making it the day before the deadline. No matter though as carrot cake is one of those cakes that doesn't seem to mind too much if you're in a bit of a hurry. No need to worry about creaming butter and sugar or beating the eggs in thoroughly. Apart from a bit of faffy carrot grating you just need to mix together the wet ingredients, add in the dry and there you have it.

And it takes just as little effort to eat it too. This recipe is definitely a good 'un - moist, full of flavour and great texture thanks to the sultanas and walnuts. The icing is lovely too - I was worried it might be too sweet but that turned not to be the case. Thanks S&SB - I'll be making this one again.

You can find the recipe here.


  1. Hi HFJ, your carrot cake came out a treat and it looks wonderful!! I'm pleased you liked this recipe :0)

    Thank you for taking part in this month’s Sweet & Simple Bakes event! I do hope you will join us once again in our monthly baking :0)

    Best wishes Rosie x

  2. Helen, your carrot cake looks so moist and delish!!

    Thanks for taking part and hope you will join us again.


  3. Good job. Carrot cakes are my favorit ...maybe not to make, but definately to eat.

  4. Hi Helen your cake looks gr8.This is the best carrot cake I ever made.

  5. Your carrot cake looks wonderful! Great job. :)

  6. Hi the cake looks lovely, really moist - mine was a little drier than that. Argh my mouth is watering all over again!

  7. Yummy carrot cake. Great job. Thanks for dropping by.