Spiced Carrot Cake

Apr 02, 2010 by NatalieMaree | 1 Comments| Share it:   



6 ratings


  • Prep: ~30 mins.
  • Cook: 30 mins. - 1 hr.
  • Serves: 12

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My mother used to make a carrot cake similar to this when I was a child. She would use it as a children's birthday cake (without the ginger) and decorate them beautifully. Children just love this spiced carrot cake.!! It is also a great cake for picnics and tea parties, as a tea cake. This is a very simple recipe, with very simple ingredients.


  • 2 cups Plain Flour
  • 1 cup Sugar (I use raw sugar, but any sugar is fine)
  • 2 Tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 Tbsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 - 2 cups Grated Carrot ( 1 medium-large carrot is what I used)
  • 1/2 Tbsp Vanilla Esscence
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 pots (4 tbsp) Natural Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil

Step 1

Grease and flour the pan. I always do this first, as it gets the annoying stuff out of the way and leaves you with good, fun cooking time.

Step 2

Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Flour, sugar, baking powder, ground ginger, and ground nutmeg (in my case vanilla essence).

Step 3

Add the grated carrot to the dry mixture and mix in well. This allows the flour to stick to the carrot and soak up any unwanted moisture.

Step 4

Mix the wet ingredients together in a different bowl. Eggs, milk, yogurt, and oil.

Step 5

Mix the two mixtures together, until smooth.

Step 6

Pour the mixture into the prepared pan. (round, square, rectangle, whatever). And level the mixture evenly.

Step 7

Bake for about 45mins - 1hr or until golden brown, on a moderate temperature setting, about 180C or 356 degrees Fahrenheit (my oven doesn’t have temperature settings, the joy of living in Egypt….)

Step 8

Allow to cool for 5-10mins. Plate and decorate your spiced carrot cake as desired… I used icing sugar mixed with ground ginger. Another good idea is whipped cream or a cream-cheese based icing. Enjoy :)

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Apr 08, 2010

It was a good one. I ate 2 small pieces and i felt my stomach full. i would rate it 6/10. Thanks for the recipe….

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