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the best carrot & walnut cake


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Carrot Cake

  • 500 gram carrots, chopped into 4cm lengths
  • 170 gram Self Raising Flour
  • 170 gram plain flour
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 0.5 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda
  • 180 gram vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 210 grams brown sugar
  • 125 grams golden syrup
  • 60 grams walnuts

Cream Cheese Icing

  • 250 grams cream cheese, room temperature, cut into 4cm cubes
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 100-110 grams icing sugar, or raw sugar
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Recipe's preparation

  1. 1. Pre-heat oven 160C. Line a 20 cm square cake tin or 22 cm round cake tin with baking paper.
    2. Place carrots in TM bowl. Chop 4secs/ speed 5. Set aside.
    3. Add flours, spices and bicarbonate soda to TM bowl. Mix 3secs/ speed 3.
    4. Add in oil, eggs, sugar & golden syrup and mix 6secs/ speed 6. Scrape down sides if required.
    5. Add reserved carrots and stir through manually with spatula.
    6. Add walnuts to TM bowl. Mix 5secs / speed 5/ reverse.
    7. Pour into prepared tin and bake for 1hour 20 mins or until cooked and a skewer comes out clean.
    8. Meanwhile, rinse out TM bowl and put all ingredients into TM bowl for icing. Mix 5secs/ speed5. Note, if using raw sugar, mill first 20secs/ speed 10 and then add in remaining ingredients.
    9. When cake is cooked, cool in tin for 15mins, then turn out onto cooling rack. Ice with cream cheese icing when cool. Sprinkle extra crushed walnuts over the top.

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Tip

To make this dairy-free, omit the cream cheese icing. You can find this recipe at //hermiethethermie.blogspot.com.au/ as well as many more other yummy delights.


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  • what a winner! If making for lunchboxes, omit...

    Submitted by LinaT on 25. May 2020 - 09:31.

    what a winner! If making for lunchboxes, omit walnuts and bake in two tins and freeze one perfect - without frosting.

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  • By far the best carrot cake I have ever made!...

    Submitted by ArchiesMum14 on 15. May 2020 - 19:38.

    By far the best carrot cake I have ever made! Absolutely delicious! Thank you for a fantastic recipe

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  • Great cake THANKYOU everyone loves it

    Submitted by kelj3ss on 9. May 2020 - 16:58.

    Great cake THANKYOU everyone loves it

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  • Thanks for this great recipe! Made it today as...

    Submitted by Rita G on 25. April 2020 - 12:47.

    Thanks for this great recipe! Made it today as cupcakes and instead of carrots I used chockos. Tastes great! Defiently 5 stars!

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  • Thank you for a great recipe, with great results!...

    Submitted by Smith_Mixin on 20. April 2020 - 15:33.

    Thank you for a great recipe, with great results!

    Had enough mixture left over to do some 'muffins'

    My kids hate walnuts so I left them out, and to cut down on their sugar intake I didn't put any icing on.. but they still got the tick of approval!

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  • This really is THE BEST EVER CARROT CAKE..made...

    Submitted by 4422sharon on 7. March 2020 - 15:58.

    This really is THE BEST EVER CARROT CAKE..made numerous times and always awesome..my go to cake...amazing!

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  • Delicious, very moist cake. Will be making again.

    Submitted by Tru75 on 15. November 2019 - 16:08.

    Delicious, very moist cake. Will be making again.

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  • Yummy & moist. Took another 20 minutes for mine to...

    Submitted by Mrsmelc on 17. September 2019 - 22:04.

    Yummy & moist. Took another 20 minutes for mine to cook but came out beautiful! Might reduce oil slightly next time and maybe add sultanas & increase walnuts.

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  • Fantastic cake! Easy and delicious. The spices are...

    Submitted by Fiasco on 23. July 2019 - 21:38.

    Fantastic cake! Easy and delicious. The spices are perfect.

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  • Amazing cake..have made this a few times and...

    Submitted by 4422sharon on 5. October 2018 - 18:40.

    Amazing cake..have made this a few times and always amazing...thank you!

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  • Delicious carrot cake! I halved the recipe to make...

    Submitted by Cim on 29. September 2018 - 12:02.

    Delicious carrot cake! I halved the recipe to make 12 cup cakes and they are perfect.

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  • Beautifully moist with lovely texture if you...

    Submitted by Allison White on 1. August 2018 - 08:17.

    Beautifully moist with lovely texture if you don’t over chop carrot. I used grape seed oil instead of vegetable oil in cake batter and butter with the cream cheese (BCB recipe)

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  • Perfect recipe. I have made it Gluten free a few...

    Submitted by AusTerres on 19. July 2018 - 11:57.

    Perfect recipe. I have made it Gluten free a few times by subbing the normal flours for GF ones and adding a teaspoon of Xanthan gum and it has turned out perfect everytime. I also make it into cupcakes for my kids lunchboxes and they are devoured everytime.

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  • Wow! ...

    Submitted by Jerrajude on 4. July 2018 - 14:21.

    Wow! Smile
    Absolutely delish! And a decent size.
    Thanks for the recipe.

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  • I love that this cake has 500g of carrot!...

    Submitted by Crazydonkeylady on 16. June 2018 - 17:44.

    I love that this cake has 500g of carrot!
    Not too sweet with the full amount of sugar, (but I am in the desert at the moment, so no access to buy icing ingredients). I think a cream cheese topping would be divine.
    I’m also wondering how it might go next time, substituting some of the oil for pineapple juice, or even crushed pineapple 🤔.
    Drooling....
    ‘super soft and plenty of moisture in this cake’
    Thanks for sharing your recipe 😋

    (I had to substitute almonds for walnuts and crushed them first. Worked out fine)

    My carrot and almond cakeMy carrot and almond cake

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  • I made this today, used 2 small loaf tins. Looks...

    Submitted by Polygon47 on 8. June 2018 - 19:06.

    I made this today, used 2 small loaf tins. Looks great hope it tastes as good.

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  • This was lovely! All the men in the house loved it...

    Submitted by sueperbabe on 7. June 2018 - 21:08.

    This was lovely! All the men in the house loved it and that was without the topping.

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  • Made this cake today, absolutely beautiful, many...

    Submitted by Sandycrab on 30. May 2018 - 15:54.

    Made this cake today, absolutely beautiful, many thanks I havent been able to find a nice recipe since I lost my favourite one, yours ticks all the boxes xx

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  • Beautiful and moist cake.

    Submitted by harleybeau on 24. April 2018 - 00:25.

    Beautiful and moist cake.

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  • Delicious my go to recipe for carrot cake....

    Submitted by Sonic2043 on 12. March 2018 - 13:33.

    Delicious my go to recipe for carrot cake.

    Made this for morning tea at school today and this cake was devoured by all in seconds.
    The cake came out really high in my 23cm tin and looked like something you'd buy in a bakery or that's served in a cafe. It was delicious and I was lucky to have got myself a slice. A definite winner and will be making again and again. It was nice and moist and the sweetness was perfect even with the icing. I added about 60g of butter spread to the icing as well. Just perfect thank you.

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  • Delicious cake, thank you for sharing

    Submitted by Regina1 on 5. February 2018 - 19:21.

    Delicious cake, thank you for sharing Smile

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  • Brilliant

    Submitted by Darrell63 on 17. November 2017 - 12:52.

    Brilliant

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  • Love this recipe! Thanks for sharing!

    Submitted by Spiritualmiss on 22. October 2017 - 12:54.

    Love this recipe! Thanks for sharing! Cooking 7

    Spiritualmiss

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  • This turned out just beautiful. Thanks so much for...

    Submitted by ElaineD on 4. September 2017 - 18:19.

    This turned out just beautiful. Thanks so much for a great recipe. Smile

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  • Turned out a little dense, however, husband...

    Submitted by Nungalicious on 31. August 2017 - 10:42.

    Turned out a little dense, however, husband devoured it. Big Smile

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  • Very moist, perfect texture and utterly delicious

    Submitted by Melinda Hutchison on 16. August 2017 - 11:04.

    Very moist, perfect texture and utterly delicious

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  • Yum. Made a few substitutes: used 150g coconut...

    Submitted by faimus83 on 13. August 2017 - 00:21.

    Yum. Made a few substitutes: used 150g coconut sugar, and olive oil instead of vegetable. Also used 220g white self raising flour and rest wholemeal plaib flour with 3/4 bi carb soda. Made one cake and 10 muffins.
    Haven't made the icing yet.
    Thanks for a simple recipe.

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  • Absolutely delicious .... thank you for sharing...

    Submitted by Kyz-77_75 on 25. July 2017 - 11:59.

    Absolutely delicious .... thank you for sharing Smile

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  • I made 4 mini cakes and a slab with this. Tastes...

    Submitted by JammyJam on 9. July 2017 - 19:12.

    I made 4 mini cakes and a slab with this. Tastes so good, although next time I will use a different cream cheese frosting.

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  • I made the recipe exactly - it was so moist, full...

    Submitted by Stiflesteph on 9. April 2017 - 16:13.

    I made the recipe exactly - it was so moist, full of flavour, delicious! Everyone at work loved them!

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  • Divinest carrot cake! Simple deliciousness!

    Submitted by PiscesPatrice on 8. April 2017 - 15:36.

    Divinest carrot cake! Simple deliciousness!

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  • Mine turned out a much darker colour than in the...

    Submitted by thermitaz on 5. March 2017 - 18:47.

    Mine turned out a much darker colour than in the picture and a bit drier. It still tasted good though. tmrc_emoticons.)

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  • Yummy recipe

    Submitted by Shady Lady on 15. February 2017 - 11:54.

    Yummy recipe

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  • These were excellent! I reduced sugar to 110, and...

    Submitted by Chickita79 on 1. February 2017 - 18:46.

    These were excellent! I reduced sugar to 110, and made them into mini muffins for a party (baked at 150 for about 20 mins). Absolutely beautiful!! This will be my new go-to carrot cake recipe. Thank you for sharing.

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  • Amazing. Even my fussy husband said this was on...

    Submitted by sher96 on 12. January 2017 - 00:02.

    Amazing. Even my fussy husband said this was on par with any cafe cake he has tried. Thankyou. Will def make again x

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  • What can I say but WOW!!!

    Submitted by Thermo Anntics on 23. October 2016 - 21:43.

    What can I say but WOW!!! Hubby was eyeing it off since it came out of the oven...once I added the cream cheese frosting he was into it!!! Three pieces gone, in a blink of an eye! 

    Hope you don't mind but I shared your link on my FB page. I love the zing from the lemon juice, and admittedly added a bit of butter and less icing sugar. Winner recipe. Thank you so much

    Ann Hammond


    Independant Thermomix Consultant

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  • I made this With GF flour and

    Submitted by AusTerres on 16. September 2016 - 08:38.

    I made this With GF flour and it was AMAZING.  Hubby could not believe that it was GF and was so soft.  Will be a regular in our house now

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  • Beautiful- I used maple syrup

    Submitted by Prues on 4. September 2016 - 11:03.

    Beautiful- I used maple syrup in lieu of golden syrup and added pumpkin seeds with chopped ginger as topping on cake - wow

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  • So easy and so yummy. Big hit

    Submitted by Nadave83 on 27. August 2016 - 20:13.

    So easy and so yummy. Big hit with the family!

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  • Delicious moist carrot cake.

    Submitted by Thermobiddy on 19. August 2016 - 11:19.

    Delicious moist carrot cake. Definitely going on my favourite list.

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  • So yummy!!  Thank you!

    Submitted by Ybosch on 22. July 2016 - 16:19.

    So yummy!!  Thank you!

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  • Sensational!!! Absolutely

    Submitted by Mum Loves Food on 5. July 2016 - 15:02.

    Sensational!!! Absolutely loved this cake, worked perfectly. Makes a large cake, but it's so delicious.

    Come share your kitchen endeavours & join the conversation at www.facebook.com/groups/MumLovesFood/

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  • This is absolutely perfect-

    Submitted by Chaps on 3. July 2016 - 16:48.

    This is absolutely perfect- didn't alter in any way and rave reviews all round!

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  • Moist beautiful carrot

    Submitted by ilynnlee on 2. July 2016 - 10:42.

    Moist beautiful carrot cake 

     

    I reduced the sugar in the cake and icing by almost a third and it was still sweet enough. the final product was moist and delicious. Definitely a load of hidden vegetables in this cake. 

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  • Great cake. Nice and moist. I

    Submitted by Aleisha on 29. June 2016 - 10:33.

    Great cake. Nice and moist. I subbed the oil for melted butter And cooked in two loaf tins for around 50 mins. 

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  • Amazing! thanks for sharing.

    Submitted by roxygirl720 on 25. June 2016 - 15:24.

    Amazing!

    thanks for sharing. Great recipe. I didn't have any walnuts so I used cashews! Perfect too. 

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  • Yummy cupcakes!  Made half

    Submitted by Mary-Kate on 9. June 2016 - 20:30.

    Yummy cupcakes! 

    Made half recipe into 12 delicious cupcakes. Baked for about 35mins came out perfect. 

    This will be a regular in our house. At 180 cal per cupcake its an excellent morning/afternoon snack!! Thanks for sharing. 

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  • Wow! What a beautiful carrot

    Submitted by Lissy2425 on 6. June 2016 - 10:45.

    Wow! What a beautiful carrot cake this is. Thanks you for such a delicious and easy recipe. I doubled the cream cheese icing so I could cut the cake in half and spread some icing through the middle. I have also featured your recipe on my Thermie FB page, here's the link:

     

    https://www.facebook.com/thermodipity/posts/285432231795239:0

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  • Seriously one of the best

    Submitted by Trishie24 on 21. May 2016 - 11:02.

    Seriously one of the best carrot cakes I have ever had! It's delicious, moist, easy to make..... thank you so much for posting this recipe  Big Smile

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  • Absolutely delicious cake and

    Submitted by Maida on 23. February 2016 - 21:41.

    Absolutely delicious cake and very easy to make. I cut the brown sugar back to 160g and it was just right. I did however ice it with lemon / lime icing as I had no cheese. I always keep lemon or lime rind in the freezer. I used some lemon rind and threw in some sugar and ground it down to icing sugar. The smell in the kitchen is wonderful. I put the lemon  icing  sugar aside. Without washing the bowl I started the cake. To ice the cake I added the appropriate amount of lime juice to the icing sugar. Thank you.  Love

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