Easy Carrot Cake

Carrot cake
Photo by Cristina Matos-Albers on Unsplash

This carrot cake recipe is easy to make and is the perfect sweet treat to please the whole family. 


  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 cup demerara sugar
  • 2 carrots
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons oil 
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg

For the Frosting:

  • 3 ounces butter
  • 6 ounces full-fat cream cheese
  • ½ cup icing sugar
  • Walnut halves for decoration 


  1. Preheat oven to 350 ℉
  2. Line a cake tin with greaseproof baking paper
  3. Grate the carrots and place to one side
  4. In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, and oil until it reaches a smooth consistency
  5. Add the grated carrot, cinnamon, and nutmeg and mix well
  6. Add the eggs and beat them in
  7. Place this mixture into the cake tin and place in the oven for 30-40 minutes
  8. Meanwhile, make the cream cheese frosting
  9. Beat the butter and cream cheese together until smooth
  10. Add the icing sugar and beat again, until everything is thoroughly mixed 
  11. When the time is up, check the cake is cooked by sticking a knife in the middle and seeing if it comes out clean
  12. When cooked, leave the cake to cool on a rack
  13. When completely cool, top with the frosting and then decorate with walnut halves