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Best Ever Carrot Cake


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Ingredients

12 piece(s)

Cake

  • 250 grams walnuts
  • 400 grams carrots, washed and roughly chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 220 grams raw sugar
  • 160 grams EVOO (olive oil)
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/2 tsp mixed spice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 200 grams plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarb soda

Icing

  • 220 grams raw sugar, milled 10 sec, sp.10 to icing sugar
  • 90 grams cream cheese
  • 45 grams Butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 6
    5min
    Preparation 5min
    Baking/Cooking
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    Preparation
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Recipe's preparation

    Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 185 degrees celsius.

    Grease 25cm round cake tin/ line with baking paper, and set aside.

    Place walnuts into bowl and mill for 4 seconds on speed 9. Set aside.

    Place carrots into bowl and chop for 4 seconds on speed 5. Set aside with walnuts.

    Place eggs, sugar and oil in bowl and mix for 5 seconds on speed 5.

    Add vanilla, spice, salt, flour and bicarb to bowl and mix for 10 seconds on speed 5.

    Add walnuts and carrots and mix on REVERSE for 15 seconds on speed 2.

    Pour into cake tin and bake for 75 minutes.

  2. Combine all icing ingredients in bowl and mix for 20 seconds on speed 6.

    Ice cake when it has cooled.

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  • Delish, I didn't have enough carrots or walnuts,...

    Submitted by Kerriediane on 15. May 2018 - 20:46.

    Delish, I didn't have enough carrots or walnuts, so I made up the difference with sultanas, reduced the sugar and oil a little, was very nice, will def make again 😊

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  • Delicious! I baked in a bundt tin for 55 mins and...

    Submitted by amyralfs on 13. May 2018 - 19:57.

    Delicious! I baked in a bundt tin for 55 mins and subbed the walnuts for 120g of sultanas (cos I didn’t have walnuts!). It was a very well received mother’s day treat!

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  • Such an easy cake to make. I’m generally not a...

    Submitted by browneyedgirl on 10. April 2018 - 22:28.

    Such an easy cake to make. I’m generally not a fan of carrot cake but this was delicious. Took it to a meeting... not a piece left.

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  • LaFilipina: I've made this a few times but It's...

    Submitted by luvlee on 7. April 2018 - 18:48.

    LaFilipina: I've made this a few times but It's been a while. Made it today and did reduce the cooking time as it also looked and felt done - and it was. Forgot to check how early I pulled it out. I'd definitely keep an eye on it and use your own judgement.

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  • Hello. Is this really for 75min on a 185°C? I...

    Submitted by LaFilipina on 6. April 2018 - 00:25.

    Hello. Is this really for 75min on a 185°C? I have mine at 48mins and it already looks like done. The top looks dark brown alreadt and the toothpick test came out cleab.... but I haven't opened the cake... shouldI really wait till 75min??

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  • Allysha: Yes - I di excatly the same as its such a...

    Submitted by Lerida on 4. April 2018 - 12:33.

    Allysha: Yes - I di excatly the same as its such a thick mixture ! tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • This is really good !...

    Submitted by Lerida on 4. April 2018 - 12:31.

    This is really good !
    Ive made this recipe a number of times, over the years and I just made it again after a year , but with a few adjustments.

    I uses 170g of raw sugar instead of 220g and it was plenty sweet - if you had fresh carrots you could cut down again.

    I didnt chop the walnuts but added them at end straight form pack (walnut pieces) as I like them chunky

    I added more mixed spice - as I really like it.
    I did find it more crumbly that the last time I made it - not sure why.

    No need for icing (although, Ive made it before and its YUM) - just some butter - my book club devoured it !

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  • OMGoodness yum! ...

    Submitted by alicia3766 on 2. April 2018 - 11:03.

    OMGoodness yum!
    I made a fair few changes based on other comments and also to cut down on the gluten. Here are my before and after cooking notes, I hope they help.

    before cooking notes...
    add extra egg
    more spices
    dont mill walnuts and carrot too fine
    cut down on sugar
    use butter and coconut oil instead of EVOO
    Brown sugar

    After cooking notes...
    used 3 eggs, maybe use another to bind as it was a bit crumbly
    used oat flour
    chopped walnuts and carrot roughly on about speed 5
    used 140 grams brown sugar
    used a mix of butter and coconut oil, I think 40 grams of butter and the rest coconut oil

    spices...
    1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

    cooked for 50 min on 185 not fan forced, turning once cause my oven sucks

    used cream cheese frosting recipe from thermobliss

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  • Allysha:I just turn the speed up a bit at this...

    Submitted by CinieCooking on 2. April 2018 - 07:40.

    Allysha:I just turn the speed up a bit at this step. 😊

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  • The first carrot cake I've made and I've already...

    Submitted by CinieCooking on 2. April 2018 - 07:39.

    The first carrot cake I've made and I've already made it twice in one week. Absolute crowd pleaser receiving high praise from self proclaimed Carrot Cake lovers - even the first one I made where I left the butter out of the icing (thanks baby brain!)
    my only adjustment is I swap out the flour for GF flour so hubby can enjoy it too.

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  • I currently have this cake in the oven and just...

    Submitted by Allysha on 4. March 2018 - 12:36.

    I currently have this cake in the oven and just hoping it turns out as lovely as everyone has mentioned - i had issues mixing the ingredients together at the end. I even increased the speed but ended up having to mix by hand.

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  • Absolutely delicious!

    Submitted by daniellecole on 22. February 2018 - 17:26.

    Absolutely delicious!

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  • Lovely!...

    Submitted by MelsyY on 18. February 2018 - 15:48.

    Lovely!

    I divided the recipe into 2 of the mini loaf silicon trays from Kmart and it made 12 lovely cakes.

    Next time I'm going to:
    1) use more cream cheese in the icing (because I like it a bit thicker) and
    2) use a different oil (I used extra Virgin Olive Oil and it was a little overpowering) - any suggestions on that?

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  • kcooper37: Lemon icing sounds yummy. Do you happen...

    Submitted by LisadayleTM5 on 11. February 2018 - 16:39.

    kcooper37: Lemon icing sounds yummy. Do you happen to have the link for df lemon icing?

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  • Great recipe! I made in a 'bunt' tin and with...

    Submitted by kcooper37 on 3. February 2018 - 21:33.

    Great recipe! I made in a 'bunt' tin and with lemon icing (needed dairy free) and turned out beautifully.

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  • So quick and yummy!!! Thank you

    Submitted by marimel59 on 5. December 2017 - 18:35.

    So quick and yummy!!! Thank youSmile

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  • I don't have any walnuts....would this recipe work...

    Submitted by DanaJessie on 30. November 2017 - 09:42.

    I don't have any walnuts....would this recipe work if I replaced the walnuts with almond meal? tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Absolutely delicious! The top went crunchy while...

    Submitted by Maddygrahamnz on 25. November 2017 - 21:20.

    Absolutely delicious! The top went crunchy while the bottom was beautifully moist. The icing was a tad too sweet for me even though I only used 3/4 the amount, and the cake would have been delicious with or without it. definitely will be making again

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  • The name says it all!! ...

    Submitted by MrsSpry on 24. November 2017 - 22:20.

    The name says it all!!

    Definitely the best ever carrot cake!!! So moist.
    I realised I had no plain flour, so used white spelt instead. Used walnuts & pecans as husband doesn’t love walnuts.
    Will definitely add this to my repertoire.

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  • Love this recipe! I cut the sugar back by 40gm and...

    Submitted by Vanessa Bishop on 22. November 2017 - 19:59.

    Love this recipe! I cut the sugar back by 40gm and was still so moist and sweet.

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  • Omg amazing. So moist and delicious. A few tweaks,...

    Submitted by Chopsuey on 27. October 2017 - 19:07.

    Omg amazing. So moist and delicious. A few tweaks, less sugar (170gm and made up the remainder in dates which I blitzed also) and more spice (as others have said. And baked in a 22.5 x 33cm baking dish (at my son's house and not every pan available! It worked so well. Obviously not as high a cake but perfect with the icing! And then it also only needed about 40 minutes. Winner, winner!

    Ciao, Chopsuey! 

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  • Amazing! Used Pecans instead of walnuts. Used 1/2...

    Submitted by Thomamix on 23. October 2017 - 11:17.

    Amazing! Used Pecans instead of walnuts. Used 1/2 evo and 1/2 coconut oil. So moist and delicious. Didn’t need to be iced

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  • Thanks for sharing. Delicious and works just as...

    Submitted by Mrs_Patto on 19. October 2017 - 13:41.

    Thanks for sharing. Delicious and works just as good with GF flour

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  • Loved it! I used less sugar and instead of icing...

    Submitted by resni on 17. October 2017 - 17:41.

    Loved it! I used less sugar and instead of icing did chocolate ganache. Delish! And very easy.

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  • I have made this a few times for work morning...

    Submitted by Ljc2809 on 16. October 2017 - 08:27.

    PartyI have made this a few times for work morning teas, so so delicious!
    I have been requested to make it every work birthday

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  • My husband said this is the best carrot cake he...

    Submitted by bethbbb on 3. October 2017 - 17:40.

    My husband said this is the best carrot cake he has ever tasted - and he loves carrot cake. Thanks. I really wanted to give it 5 stars but for some reason its only coming up as 4. Definitely 5 stars

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  • Made this as had family over for afternoon tea....

    Submitted by sueperbabe on 29. September 2017 - 19:54.

    Made this as had family over for afternoon tea. Loved by all! Only cooked for 60mins though as was cooked by then. 😀

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  • Umm yum....

    Submitted by Luffingham St Kitchen on 25. September 2017 - 23:22.

    Umm yum.
    Beautiful without the icing as well.
    Made a mistake and accidentally added carrot to nuts before processing, still worked out. A tip for the lazy cook, you are welcome.

    Can not comment on icing as I did not have right ingredients, so made up a version of 250 g cream cheese, 1/2 cup of icing sugar and a squeeze of lemon.

    Adding to my faves.

    ps not sure why my rating is not saving but should be 5 star

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  • Delicious & very moist cake. Still amazing on the...

    Submitted by Wongo on 27. August 2017 - 12:55.

    Delicious & very moist cake. Still amazing on the 3rd day. I milled raw sugar & light philly cheese for the icing & it was delicious. I used a 25cm cake tin & the cake was level which was great but didn't rise much. Suggest you make two cakes & layer them if you want a wow factor. Thanks for this recipe

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  • I made this as per recipe omg it has to be the...

    Submitted by filopastry on 17. August 2017 - 16:10.

    I made this as per recipe omg it has to be the best ever carrot cake I've tasted 😍😍😍 my next I want to add in pineapple, coconut make into a humingbird cake but not sure if it make it to dry if I use measurements to 400g carrots??

    im going to try less sugar in the icing too 👊

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  • I've just put this cake in the oven. My great...

    Submitted by rubee on 24. July 2017 - 17:23.

    I've just put this cake in the oven. My great grandson has been nagging me to make carrot cake. I'll let you know how it fares

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  • YUMMO...

    Submitted by Senihisa on 26. June 2017 - 14:32.

    YUMMO!!

    I reduced the sugar slightly to 200g so that I could add some sultanas (40g) and coconut (40g). I only had 160g of walnuts which was enough. I didn't use the thermo to chop the walnuts as I like chunky walnuts so I broke them and added by hand. I like more spice as well so added 1/2t cinnamon, 1/4t nutmeg and 1/4t allspice

    For my oven I cooked the cake at 160 for 75mins and it was perfect

    I didn't bother with the frosting and it was still amazing

    My household loved it. One for my favourites for sure.

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  • Awesome recipe ...

    Submitted by shebby2055 on 18. June 2017 - 12:45.

    Awesome recipe
    Didn't have enough walnuts so used half walnuts and half pecans and made into 12 muffins. Chopped the nuts by hand as the Thermomix does tend to mill them too finely. Very moist and absolutely delicious, especially with the cream cheese frosting. None left after morning tea.

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  • Just brilliant Loved it So did all my work...

    Submitted by rainbirdracky on 6. June 2017 - 16:26.

    Smile Just brilliant! Loved it. So did all my work colleagues. Thanks!!

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  • Definitely the best carrot cake Ive tasted

    Submitted by debn on 4. June 2017 - 17:55.

    Definitely the best carrot cake I've tasted !!

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  • Can I leave the nuts out of this recipe would I...

    Submitted by Shalou22 on 30. May 2017 - 06:49.

    Can I leave the nuts out of this recipe & would I need to substitute something in place of them?

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  • I think this was originally my recipe published...

    Submitted by Wendelle on 28. May 2017 - 19:23.

    I think this was originally my recipe, published almost 20 years ago in the Age Epicure and also in Women's Weekly .....and served in my Tea Rooms at Linden Gardens, Mount Dandenong, Victoria.
    It wasn't made in the Thermomix then, of course and originally had pure icing sugar in the icing, not raw sugar. My favourite recipe of all time and kept my customers returning for more! Nice to see it converted to Thermie. Make sure you don't grate the carrot finely, or the cake will be too 'juicy' -keep it a course grate. Also, chop the walnuts into small chunks, definitely not like breadcrumbs.
    160 degrees Celsius is high enough in fan-forced ovens and it could take anything from 60-90 minutes, depending upon your oven, so check with a cake tester regularly and add only 5 minutes at a time to perfect according to individual ovens. Make sure you record your times for the future. Enjoy!!

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  • Is hard to know which cake to make after reading...

    Submitted by sonlou on 24. May 2017 - 21:41.

    Is hard to know which cake to make after reading through the suggestions....tried it following a few and it was fine, but may have to try the original recipe perhaps

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  • Soooooo good

    Submitted by nwickman on 11. May 2017 - 15:21.

    Soooooo good!!!!Smile

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  • I just made this based on the 5-star rating and it...

    Submitted by kate.lanham on 6. May 2017 - 12:15.

    I just made this based on the 5-star rating and it has failed miserably. Reading through the comments I see that a lot of the people who've rated highly have tweaked the recipe and made their own variation...! So it's very misleading to see a highly rated recipe where a lot of users are actually not sticking to the recipe tmrc_emoticons.( I wish they would make a variation and rate their own recipe and not the original one!! 😒

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  • I made this cake yesterday, hoping it would be ok....

    Submitted by LynMoy on 16. April 2017 - 08:26.

    I made this cake yesterday, hoping it would be ok. Not only was it "Ok" it was positively delicious! I did have to do the icing twice, as using the raw sugar, it was still grainy after following the recipe. I changed to white sugar and the icing was amazing as well! 10 out of 10 for me!

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  • This cake was so delicious!! I just made it...

    Submitted by C45513M on 13. March 2017 - 19:56.

    This cake was so delicious!! I just made it yesterday! I read through some of the comments and made variations to the recipe as suggested. I added an additional egg, put in 180grams of sugar and put in 100g of coconut oil & 60g of butter. I also added 2-2.5tsp of all spice and added around 140g of walnuts. It was perfect!! Will definitely make this recipe again. Smile

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  • Nice cake but definitely needed more mixed spice...

    Submitted by jjwall@iinet.net.au on 10. March 2017 - 15:08.

    Nice cake but definitely needed more mixed spice and less walnuts. The walnuts were milled too finely and it lacked the texture. It was ok but I'm a bit disappointed based on all these rave reviews

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  • Made this today and it was YUM! so moist, I didn't...

    Submitted by SJM072 on 6. March 2017 - 18:20.

    Made this today and it was YUM! so moist, I didn't have enough walnuts, added the few grams of cashews I had, and then topped up with Pecans. I also didn't chop to fine, only couple secs, but even then I'd still leave chunkier next time, also carrot I did make finer LOL, but was awesome, used same amount of Sugar, without any drama about it being sweet, I also used icing sugar, as I was using up the bag, was awesome, my only drama, was waiting for the cake to cook to ice it! Oh my cook time was also only 45 mins to which I extended by couple mins, cooked on 170 (maybe 165) Fan thank you for this recipe tho it's awesome!

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  • Just made it for the first time. Make 1 loaf and...

    Submitted by LisadayleTM5 on 19. February 2017 - 15:42.

    Just made it for the first time. Make 1 loaf and few muffins. Very yummy, but will reduce sugar amount next time. Found it to be to sweet for a sweet tooth eater like my self.

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  • Just made this the first time, a complete fail!...

    Submitted by shell_jeff on 19. February 2017 - 10:44.

    Just made this the first time, a complete fail! When I turned cake out of tin it fell to pieces not sure if it was too moist and if I've done something wrong

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  • Delicious this Carrot Cake .. this is in my...

    Submitted by Kyz-77_75 on 3. February 2017 - 13:36.

    Delicious this Carrot Cake .. this is in my favourites Smile

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  • This was a hit!! I also used less sugar and only...

    Submitted by TeeshR on 31. January 2017 - 19:08.

    This was a hit!! I also used less sugar and only needed 60min cooking time

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  • Moist & tasty carrot cake, however next time I...

    Submitted by vloi on 30. January 2017 - 16:43.

    Moist & tasty carrot cake, however next time I will swap the raw sugar for white sugar for the icing as I prefer the look of white icing.

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  • Add half amount of sugar, dont mix nuts on such a...

    Submitted by Charmainey28 on 28. January 2017 - 10:08.

    Add half amount of sugar, dont mix nuts on such a high speed and add an extra egg. Delicious!

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