• 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 ½ cups soft brown sugar
  • 1 ½ cups vegetable oil
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp Gregg's Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 3 cups grated carrot
  • ½ cup Golden Circle Crushed Pineapple, well drained (optional)

  • Cream Cheese Icing
  • 125 g softened butter
  • 125 g cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups icing sugar, sifted
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • chopped nuts to decorate
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C and line a 22cm round cake tin with baking paper.
  2. Combine the eggs, vanilla essence, brown sugar and oil in a large bowl and beat until thick and creamy.
  3. Fold in the sifted dry ingredients and then stir in the grated carrots and pineapple (if using).
  4. Pour into the prepared cake tin and bake for 60 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the middle of the cake comes our clean. Rest the cake for 10 minutes before removing from the tin to cool.
  5. Make the icing by beating the butter and cream cheese together until smooth. Beat in the icing sugar and enough lemon juice to make a smooth icing. Spread over the cooled cake and decorate with nuts.

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1/2 cup chopped walnuts can be added instead of pineapple, if wished.

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Jason Porter's Rating
Judith Smith's Review | Rating

This wouild be the best carrot cake I have made. It is also nice made as muffins.

Sarah's Review | Rating

Delicious! So moist and yummy! I left out the pineapple - I am not a huge fan of adding walnuts or raisins etc to carrot cakes, so this cake is just perfection! Amazing!

Sarah's Review | Rating

This is by far, the best carrot cake recipe I have ever used and made! I made it to take to a BBQ with friends, they all commented on how beautiful and moist it was, and of course the delicious icing!! I will only use this recipe from now on. If you are like me, I dislike having extras like raisins and walnuts and pineapple in my carrot cakes - so I forgo all of those things. However, it is so easy to just add them in if you are a fan! I am now making my third carrot cake with the recipe today - you wont regret it!!!

geena's Review | Rating

best carrot cake recipe everrr! was simple and easy to follow, yummy and moist this is to die for!

lagi's Review | Rating

Easy to follow, i don't like pineapple or nuts in my cakes but i added the pineapple anyway, and honesty it did it justice, it was super moist, and tasty, i added a little more grated carrot and cinnamon and it turned out perfect. Great recipe :)

Tracey's Review | Rating

I had never made a carrot cake before, and this recipe was so easy and produced a delicious cake. I have since made it three times and it does not last long in my house as even my five year olds think it is amazing.

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Helen's Review | Rating

This is my go to recipe for carrot cake. It's a winner every time either as a cake, muffins or in a loaf.

Paulette's Review | Rating

I use this recipe all the time and adapt it by mixing carrot and zucchinis, or carrot at blueberries. I also reduce the sugar content to 3/4 cup of brown sugar, I'm actually going to reduce it even more or replace it with stevia. great for school lunches.

Jenny's Review | Rating

Recipe carrot cake, put pineapple and no nuts better. Lot of friends love it say yummy and moist cake from pineapple best taste. Healthy.

Fay's Review | Rating

Best carrot cake recipe. Loved how it was moist and full of flavour. Love this recipe.

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Jacqui's Review | Rating

I just made my first carrot cake using this recipe and I must say that this is the best carrot cake I've ever tasted. It looked stunning too! I only made it because it was for a friends birthday and (thanks to the current banana shortage) I didn't have the ripe bananas required for her favourite cake; carrot is her second favourite. I added the pineapple but didn't decorate with chopped nuts due to dietary preference. Having never made carrot cake before I consulted my cookbooks and was dismayed to find that every carrot cake recipe was significantly different. Thank you Food in a Minute for having this amazing recipe and for those who had already rated it, convincing me to give it a try :)

NesaRose's Review | Rating

So Delicious mudt try :)

Ema Blake's Review | Rating

The best carrot cake recipe ever. I don't even bother with the pineapple, it tastes great without it.

Amber's Review | Rating

Delicious. Moist and the mixture easily splits into two cake pans so you can have it tiered. Wish I could post a photo!

Merveen Kara's Review | Rating

very yummy....have tried several recipes and this is definitely a favorite...
made a slight change... used 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/2tsp mixed spice..

Charlotte's Review | Rating

Seriously sooooo good. I added 1/2 tspn of mixed spice to it ... making this again tomorrow for a family dinner

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Patrice Sinclair's Review | Rating

Best carrot cake I’ve ever made

Shannon Woodward's Review | Rating

Really quick and easy to make and tastes delicious too

Becky's Review | Rating

I have made this cake over 50 times, it's simple and so yummy. I always leave out the pineapple