Friday 3 July 2009

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot cake has to be one the best classical cakes around, and I have never found anyone yet who refuses a slice. The use of carrots have been included in many sweet recipes in Britain since medieval times. There are many recipes for carrot cake but for me this has to be one of my family favourites! You could exchange the sultanas for raisins and walnuts for pecan nuts it really is a forgiving cake that does not mind a few little tweaks here and there.

The wet ingredients added to the dry ingredients and mixed together in this bake makes for yet another sweet and simple bake. The cream cheese frosting finishes off the cake a treat. However, the frosting maybe omitted if you so wish and served plain. I have seen little fondant carrots adorn tops of cakes and they do look fantastic or for simplicity a few sprinkles of choice or walnut halves, work just as well for me.

The recipe can be found here.

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Happy Carrot Cake Baking!

Rosie x


Arundathi said...

yummy!! believe it or not, i've never made or eaten carrot cake! this is going to be great. thanks.

♥Rosie♥ said...

Hi Arundathi, my pleasure and it will be interesting as to what you think of baking and eating carrot cake for the first time!

Best wishes Roise

Federica Simoni said...

favoloso questo cake!! complimenti!!

The Girl said...


I LOVE carrot cake but have always been too nervous to try it.

Ooh I'm so excited about this one!!

♥Rosie♥ said...

Thanks Federica I do have such a soft spot for carrot cake!

Hi T.G. in a flash you'll be a dab hand at knocking out a few carrot cakes like an artisan baker ;0)

Best wishes Roisex

Anonymous said...

Awesome choice, looking forward to that, love carrot cake!

Made it once before ages ago but didn't bother with the frosting - will definitely go the Full Monty this time though :)

Minu said...

Great! my favourite cake too.

Anonymous said...

Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting is my all time favorite cake. This is cruel, really, really, cruel, Rosie. There is no resisting this recipe. I'm in!

♥Rosie♥ said...

Hi Wonk, my family just adore the cream cheese frosting adorning the top of the cake, so the Full Monty for me too ;0) Pleased you like the choice....

Hi Minu, oh now that is good news and it would be lovely to have you bake with us :0)

Hi Joanne, I do like to tempt (giggle) Hopefully, we’ll have yet another great round-up *fingers crossed*

Best wishes Rosie x

Lucie said...

This looks lovely, can't wait to bake this one. Thanks Rosie. Maria shall be missed but I am so glad that you shall keep the bakes going.

Take care, Lucie x

♥Rosie♥ said...

Hi Lucie, it's always nice to know that S&SB bakers are happy with the choice of bake for the month.

I am sure Maria will be back here at S&SB as soon as her commitments allow.

Best wishes Roise x

Chaya said...

Although, I have made carrot cake, I have never made the cream cheese frosting. That has to make more lucious. I am excited about trying this one.

♥Rosie♥ said...

Hi Chaya, carrot cake is lovely isn't it, but you are in for a lovely treat with the cream cheese frosting too :0)

Best wishes Roise x

Anonymous said...

mmmm, that interior picture looks like the yummiest carrot cake ever! Nuts and all that frosting....

Anonymous said...

That looks like the yummiest carrot cake ever. That last picture with nuts and all that frosting.... YUM!

♥Rosie♥ said...

Thanks iheartcakes. I hope you manage to bake this cake and cut yourself a slice :09

Best wishes Rosie x

NerdMom said...

Do you actually want the picture in the email or just in the post? I didn't know if you really wanted emails with attachments. Thanks.

♥Rosie♥ said...

Hi NerdMom, we would be grateful if you could send a photo with your details via the email address. We will then add your pic to the round up with your name, blog name and link to the post.

Best wishes Rosie x

Simones Kitchen said...

This looks delicious! Funny enough the first time I heard about carrot cake I thought it was a joke and didn't really exist.. I mean; vegetables in a sweet cake! In the meantime I have learned ofcourse that it does exist, but still to this day I've never tasted it!

♥Rosie♥ said...

Hi Simone, if I'm being honest my first reaction of putting veggies into bakes was the same. Now after tasting Carrot cake, it has to be one of my all time favourites and the carrots give a sweet moistness to this bake. I do hope you will try this recipe out :0)

My next ventures for me personally would be to try beetroot in chocolate cake and the American all time great zucchini (courgettes) cake. I have used mashed potato in a chocolate cake and boy oh boy was that good, it gave a wonderful moist sponge but all it tasted of was chocolate no hint of mashed potato flavour!

It’s one way of getting veggies into the kids :0)

Best wishes Rosie x

Kelly-Jane said...

I've managed to make it, it was lovely. Will email and post on the 1st Aug.

♥Rosie♥ said...

Hi K.J. so pleased you enjoyed this months bake and look forward to viewing your bake on our round-up :0) Thanks for taking part in this months bake.

Best wishes Rosie x

Maria♥ said...

Rosie, I made my carrot cake today! I thought I recognised the recipe from Rachel Allen's Bake, I love this carrot cake!! I am bringing my cake to my sisters house to have with afternoon tea.


Dips said...

Hey..I posted my 1st attempt !! Please check