Carrot cake

We’ve made this really nice, really easy carrot cake recipe (Baby & Child, Vegetarian Recipes by Carol Timperley) for DD1’s birthday cake every year.

Note: because it contains honey, it’s not suitable for babies under 1 year old.


  • 225g wholemeal flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 0.5 tsp nutmeg
  • 0.5 tsp baking powder
  • 100g butter
  • 100g honey
  • 100g raw cane sugar
  • 225g carrots, peeled & finely grated
  1. pre-heat oven to 170C
  2. sift together flour, spices & baking powder
  3. melt the butter, honey & sugar together over a gentle heat, then add to the flour mixture, stirring well.
  4. Add the grated carrots and mix thoroughly
  5. Place the mix in a well-greased (I like to line it with grease-proof paper) 450g loaf tin & bake for 60-80 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  6. Cool on a wire rack

Vegetarian. One husband, Two cats, Three kids.

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5 comments on “Carrot cake
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  4. Rebekah says:

    This is my favourtie carrot cake. Have made this for years when my children were little but lost the cookbook in our house move. I’m so pleased I have found it through you again! My son is going to make it today for his Cub’s cooking badge.

    • Hope he liked it & got his badge?!
      I’ll be making it again in a few weeks for my son’s first birthday cake, but might have to do a ‘practice’ one before then 😉

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