Carrot and Walnut Cake Recipe


  • 150 ml sunflower oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 175 g light brown sugar
  • 175 g self- raising flour
  • 1 and a half teaspoons of baking powder
  • grate the rind of an orange
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 150 g carrots (grated)
  • 50 g walnuts (finely chopped

Maple frosting

  • 250 ml maple syrup
  • 2 egg whites
  • a pinch of salt


  1. Preheat oven at 180°C/350°F/ Gas Mark 4.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk eggs, oil and sugar until the mixture is smooth
  3. Add sifted flour, baking powder, orange rind and ground cinnamon. Then whisk well again.
  4. Stir in the grated carrots and finely chopped walnuts.
  5. Divide the mixture between 2 greased and base-lined sandwich tins.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, then leave for 5 minutes to cool down.
  7. To make the maple syrup, heat maple syrup in a saucepan at 115°C/240°F.
  8. Whisk the egg whites, in a bowl, until stiff.
  9. When the syrup is at 115°C, whisk it into the egg slowly until it looks like meringue. Keep whisking until it becomes really thick.
  10. When the cakes are cool enough, cut each of them into half.
  11. Put the maple frosting in between each layer.


This is an amazing recipe, which I happen to have a copy of. It is NOT my recipe and I DO NOT acknowledge it as my own.




Paula ox’


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