Winter’s here and so are those lazy cosy feels and endless dessert cravings! So how about you give in to those cravings and treat your palate to a delicious warm carrot cake? It’s a win-win situation because carrots are loaded with nutrients and the cake tastes absolutely heavenly!

Carrots are rich in Vitamin A which helps in keeping your eyes healthy, and Vitamins C and K which keep up your bone health. Next, the fibres in carrots control blood sugar levels and help in reducing constipation too. So, go ahead, bake yourself a nice cake out of this vegetable and slip right into those winter feels!

For the cake:

All-purpose flour – 2 cups

Baking soda – 2 tsp

Ground cinnamon – 2 tsp

Vegetable oil – 1 ¼ cup

Fine salt – ½ teaspoon

Caster sugar – 1 cup

Brown sugar – 1 cup

Vanilla extract – 1 tsp

Eggs – 4

Grated carrots – 3 cups

Crushed walnuts – ¼ cup

Raisins – ½ cup

For the frosting:

Cream cheese – 225g

Powdered sugar – 1 ¼ cup

Heavy whipped cream – ⅓ cup



Step 1:

Heat the oven to 180 degrees and grease the 2 cake pans. Line the pans with parchment paper.

Step 2:

Whisk flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon in a bowl. Take a separate bowl to mix the vegetable oil, sugar (both types), eggs and vanilla extract.

Step 3:

Part by part add the mixture of dry ingredients to that of the wet one and keep mixing until the batter is smooth. It takes around 3 parts to mix the dry ingredients with the wet ones, however, you can increase the number too!

Step 4:

Time for the flavour to step in! Add the carrots, walnuts and raisins to the batter and blend them well.

Step 5:

Pour the batter into the cake pans and bake for 35-40 minutes. To check whether your cake is ready, insert a toothpick into the centre of the cake. If it comes out clean then your cake is good to go!

Step 6:

For the creamy frosting, beat the cream cheese and sugar in a bowl until the mixture is fluffy. Add the required quantity of whipped cream and beat the mixture again. You can now store the leftover whipped cream in a Liebherr to increase its shelf life. 

Step 7:
Once the cake cools down, frost the top of the first cake. Now insert the second layer on top of it.
Step 8:

Next, frost the top of the second cake and decorate your cake with walnuts and raisins.

There you have it! Now all you have to do is cut yourself a nice slice and find a cosy spot to enjoy the cake.