The Perfect Carrot Cake Recipe

Sometimes it’s important just to treat yourself.


8 fl oz corn oil
8oz castor sugar
3 large eggs
6oz plain flour
1 1⁄2 level teaspoons baking powder 1 1⁄2 level teaspoons bicarb soda
3⁄4 teaspoon salt
1 1⁄2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 4oz chopped walnuts
2oz chopped dates
8oz grated carrot
1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Cream cheese frosting ingredients

5oz cream cheese 1oz buter
8oz sifted icing sugar


Grease 8 inch round deep cake tin, line base with greaseproof paper. Beat oil and sugar together, add eggs one at a time, beat after each addition. Sift flour, baking powder, bicarb of soda, salt and cinnamon. Sift into mixture. Beat well and then add chopped walnuts, carrots, dates and vanilla. Pour into tin and bake for 1hour 170*c. Cool in tin.


Beat cream cheese and butter until blended and gradually add icing sugar. Cover top and sides with the frosting and chill.

About the Author

Jackie Gilbert

Jackie is a Pilates, Nordic Walking, Method Putkisto and Yoga instructor based in North London. She specialises in reinstate natural body movement for her clients of all ages, always improving their understanding of their own bodies so that they are able to confidently incorporate this knowledge into everyday movement and normal lifestyle.

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