Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Light Carrot Cake Wtih Cheese Frosting


180g       caster sugar
185g       extra light olive oil
3 large    eggs
225g      plain flour
1 teaspoon  baking powder
1 teaspoon  bicarbonate of soda
250g      carrots, grated
50g        chopped almonds
50g        sultanas/raisins, chopped
50g        cranberries, chopped

Cream Cheese frosting:
280g cream cheese (room temperature)
3 tablespoon icing sugar

1)  Preheate oven to 180 degree C.  Meanwhile place sugar and olive oil in a mixing bowl.  Beat with electric beater until well mixed, about 3 minutes.

2)  Add eggs one at a time, beating well each addition.

3)  Sift flour, baking powder and  bicarbonate of soda together. Gradually fold the dry mixture into the sugar and egg mixture.

4)  Fold carrots, almonds, sultanas and cranberries into the mixture.. Do this in batches so that everything is well folded.. Pour batter into an 8" x 8" greased and lined baking pan.

5)  Bake in the oven for 40 - 50 minutes and until cooked.

6) Meanwhile, prepare frosting.
    Beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth, about 4 - 5 minutes. Add icing sugar and beat well.

7) Once the cake is cooled, about 20 minutes.  Spread the cream cheese frosting over and leave in the fridge to set.



  1. Loved your carrot cake. Nice texture. I always prefer olive oil in my carrot cakes.

  2. Veronica, your carrot cake looks so yummy. My mum loves this and I am going to bake it for her soon!

  3. Hi Veronica, delicious carrot cake, texture look very moist. Love the frosting.

    Have a nice week ahead.