Carrot Cake Recipe

Chef Ray – Carrot Cake

Who doesn’t enjoy a moist, delicate carrot cake?

Carrot Cake

Who doesn't enjoy a moist, delicate carrot cake?
Total Time1 hour
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Carrot Cake, Dessert, Healthy Carrot Cake, Healthy Dessert
Calories: 241kcal


  • oil spray, to grease
  • 1 cup raisins or sultanas
  • 1 medium-sized orange, zest and juice
  • 1 cup wholemeal flour
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 small or ½ medium-sized ripe banana, mashed


  • 150 g reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 150 g reduced-fat sour cream
  • 4 Tbsps. icing sugar
  • 2 Tbsps. orange juice


  • Preheat oven to 160°C/320°F. Spray a 24cm square cake tin with oil spray. In a bowl place raisins and add orange zest and juice. Set aside while preparing cake mixture.
  • Place flours in a bowl with baking soda, cinnamon and 1 teaspoon baking powder. And mixed spice.
  • Whisk egg yolks until pale and creamy. Whisk in sugar and then oil, half at a time. Fold in dry ingredients half at a time. The mixture will be quite dry.
  • Fold in carrots, raisins and juice and bananas half at a time. Whisk egg whites until soft peaks form.
  • Carefully fold into carrot mix with remaining baking powder. Spoon into prepared tin and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until firm to touch.
  • To make icing, mix cheeses, icing sugar and orange juice together until smooth. Spread over cooled sponge, Cut in squares.


Bezzant, Nikki; King, Bronwen; Swain, Sarah; (Aug 2012) Old Favourites Revisited in: Healthy Food Guide

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