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Deluxe Carrot Cake



20 portion(s)


  • 350 g carrot, 3 medium
  • 75 g walnuts
  • 50 g pecans
  • 50 g pistachios
  • 4 eggs
  • 270 g sugar
  • 70 g molasses
  • 150 g olive oil
  • 150 g Grapeseed Oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 300 g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarb soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 100 g orange marmalade


  • 185 g Butter
  • 185 g cream cheese
  • 375 g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste

Recipe's preparation

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 180c. Prepare & line a 9in (23cm) cake tin.

    2. Add carrots, walnuts, pecans & pistachios to TMX bowl. Chop 10 secs / spd 5. Set aside.

    3. Add eggs, sugar and molasses to TMX bowl. Whip 2 mins / spd 4 then 1 min / spd 5.

    4. Weigh olive & grapeseed oil into separate pouring jug and add vanilla. 

    5. Set Thermomix to continue whipping sugar/egg mix for 2 mins 30 secs / spd 3.5.

    6. Pour oil into lid with MC still in place, don't fill past the 'breathing hole' in the side of the MC. Allow all oil to drain in over the 2.5 minutes, this will be take a few goes of pouring the oil in.

    7. Add carrot & nut mixture back to bowl.

    8. Add plain flour, baking powder, bicarb soda, cinnamon, cumin & ground cloves. Mix gently with spatula before mixing Counter-clockwise operation / 15 secs / spd 5.

    9. Pour cake mixture into lined cake tin and bake 45 mins uncovered. Place foil on top and bake for a further 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.

    10. Heat marmalade with 2 tablespoons of water and brush over warm cake top. Reserve remaining to brush once cool.

  2. Frosting
  3. 1. Insert butterfly. Add chopped butter to bowl and whip 2 mins / spd 4. Scrape down intermittently as needed to ensure all butter lightens in colour.

    2. Add chopped cream cheese to bowl and whip 2 min / spd 4 until it's all incorporated.

    3. Leave the blades running on spd 2. Add icing sugar & vanilla bean paste through lid. Once it has all been added, stop blades as soon as all the ingredients have been incorporated.

  4. "Plating Up"
  5. 1. Brush the cooled cake with the warmed marmalade mix including the sides.

    2. Liberally spread the frosting over the top of the cake.

    3. Top with additional chopped nuts, pistachios look lovely but a combination is fine. 


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This recipe has been adapted from George Colambaris' recipe in the Masterchef Magazine. It is the one I make for my Carrot Cake loving Mum and it's my favourite one too (& I'm not a fan of carrot cakes).

You can add 100g sultanas with the spices at the end if you like sultanas in your carrot cake.

If you do not have molasses, use 340g brown sugar instead.

This was very snug in a TM5. If making this in a TM31, do the final mixing by hand in a large bowl.

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