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Best Ever Carrot Cake


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Ingredients

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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
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    Preparation 5min
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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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  • 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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  • Wow this cake was amazing and so quick and easy! I...

    Submitted by NewHere on 19. January 2017 - 21:05.

    Wow this cake was amazing and so quick and easy! I left out the nuts as i didn't have any and it was still excellent, thanks!

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  • Errrrrmiiiigawwwwd. Got that? It means yum with a...

    Submitted by MummaKate21 on 18. January 2017 - 12:11.

    Errrrrmiiiigawwwwd. Got that? It means yum with a mouthful of cake! Wanted a treat but not toooo naughty. Perfect carrot cake! I didn't have to cook for as long (pulled out after 1 hour. Very moist and very yummmmm!! Thank you!

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  • The title says it all. Best carrot cake. I did...

    Submitted by Jeanette_73 on 30. December 2016 - 17:26.

    The title says it all. Best carrot cake. I did reduce the sugar but perfect 100%. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe.Big Smile

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  • Absolutely devine. Doubled

    Submitted by CM16 on 18. November 2016 - 18:42.

    Absolutely devine. Doubled recipe and used butter. Really tasty and moist 

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  • Agree with all the other

    Submitted by Kfitz on 12. November 2016 - 19:54.

    Agree with all the other comments. Delicious and exactly how a carrot cake should be, in my opinion anyway. I've tried a couple of Thermo versions & non Thermo versions. This wins hands down. 

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  • I added an extra egg as it

    Submitted by RebekahRowe on 12. November 2016 - 16:44.

    I added an extra egg as it was still quite dry

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  • This truely is THE BEST ! I

    Submitted by Aims_M on 11. November 2016 - 09:24.

    This truely is THE BEST ! I made this for my work colleagues and I got rave reviews ! Everyone LOVED it and they also said the icing was the best they had tasted ! I definitely do not need to try any other carrot cake recipes as this one is the best. 

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  • Delicious!  My go to recipe

    Submitted by missmliss on 24. October 2016 - 18:30.

    Delicious!  My go to recipe now tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • So delicious!! My whole

    Submitted by Krennie on 24. October 2016 - 14:32.

    So delicious!! My whole family approves of this recipe. Thankyou for sharing.

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  • Delicious! thank you! I

    Submitted by Anza Bananza on 15. October 2016 - 12:10.

    Delicious! thank you! I didn't have oil so used butter instead and it was still fab. 

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  • Stuck to the recipe for first

    Submitted by bakercosy on 12. October 2016 - 14:51.

    Stuck to the recipe for first attempt, made cupcakes instead. Lovely and moist. Kept to cutting everything fine for the small people in my family! Will cut down the sugar and olive oil next time (maybe to half coconut oil as per a former comment). Also at the last mix I had to turn it up to 4 and triple the time to ensure it was all mixed. Thank you for a great recipe!

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  • Yummy!!! So I used half

    Submitted by Ponts85 on 30. September 2016 - 11:38.

    Yummy!!! So I used half walnuts/half cashews and only wizzed for 2 sec as I like them more chunky. I could've just done for 1 sec actually. Then I had a heap of grated pumpkin in my freezer that I wanted to use so substituted the carrot for pumpkin. Only used 150g raw sugar, and half EVOO to half coconut oil. And upped the mixed spice. 

    So delicious and very moist.

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  • delicious! 

    Submitted by Dutch on 26. September 2016 - 10:14.

    delicious!  Love

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  • Delicious recipe! Kids even

    Submitted by Mamabear2010 on 25. September 2016 - 10:41.

    Delicious recipe! Kids even enjoyed it!!! Thank you!

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  • First time ever making a

    Submitted by SteveT on 24. September 2016 - 07:03.

    First time ever making a carrot cake and it came out amazing, even the wife gave me a 10/10

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  • Absolutely awesome!!! Kids

    Submitted by Jaytee on 14. September 2016 - 16:01.

    Absolutely awesome!!! Kids even ate it. Thank you so much for sharing

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  • YUMMM!! This cake is better

    Submitted by Mrs Goz on 14. September 2016 - 09:36.

    YUMMM!! This cake is better 2nd day, so if you can, make ahead. It's great straight away, but only gets better! Everyone who tried it, loved it. I had a slightly bigger cake tin, so mine didn't take as long to cook, so just keep an eye on it. Thanks for a great recipe!

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  • Super moist! Easy, simple and

    Submitted by Peppi Le Belle on 10. September 2016 - 22:11.

    Super moist!

    Easy, simple and yet delicious! I put in 200g sugar n it was still too sweet so can reduce more. Thank you for sharing.

     

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  • Delicous I made this GF added

    Submitted by MinkaW on 5. September 2016 - 08:13.

    Delicous I made this GF added 1 teaspoon of ACV everyone loved it.

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  • This was the best carrot cake

    Submitted by montgkat on 4. September 2016 - 16:30.

    This was the best carrot cake i have ever tasted. I ended up using only 50g of organic raw sugar. I didn't mill the walnuts as much, only about 2secs on speed 6-7 so it was still big enough to be noticed. I added a little more mixed spice and a bit of cinnamon to add more flavour. I also did not make the icing as the cake is perfect enough without it. Thanks so much for the recipe!  tmrc_emoticons.p

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  • I have made this so many

    Submitted by Jandy1314 on 4. September 2016 - 14:43.

    I have made this so many times. It's delicious. One time I had no tinned pineapple so used tinned lychees...even better! Does any one know if it can be frozen? 

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  • I had the same problem. Cake

    Submitted by b00dieMummy on 4. September 2016 - 10:32.

    I had the same problem. Cake seems to turn out well but the carrot and walnuts don't even mix into the mixture in the Thermo bowl. Great cake though

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  • Made it for the second time

    Submitted by Geliskitchen on 5. August 2016 - 10:59.

    Made it for the second time now. A little bit more expensive, what with the amount of walnuts and EVOO, however worth it.  Very moist and morish. Thank You.

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