Carrot Cake with Walnuts Recipe

This carrot cake with walnuts is perfect for picnics, it is easy to carry and mess free!

Carrot Cake with Walnuts

This recipe combines the crunchiness of the carrots and the walnuts with a moist batter.

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No, there is no frosting on my carrot cake.

Frankly I found the frosting too sweet and carrots are so sweet already.

This cake has a nice crunchy, buttery, nutty crust, why covering it with mushy frosting?

 

let the carrot cake cool down

To bake the carrot cake I use a rectangular Loaf Tin aluminium 28 cm

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5 from 6 votes
Carrot Cake with Walnuts
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Carrot Cake Recipe
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins
 
Carrot cake is perfect for picnics, it is easy to carry and mess free!This recipe combines the crunchiness of the carrots and the walnuts with a moist batter.
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American, British
Servings: 10 slices
Calories: 396 kcal
Ingredients
  • 185 gr good quality butter at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups grated carrots about 3 large carrots
  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 package Baking Powder or yeast for cakes
  • 1 1/2 tsp mixed spices (alternative 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp minced cloves and 1/4 of nutmeg))
Instructions
  1. With an electrical blender, whip the butter (room temperature) with the sugar until it becomes creamy.

    whip the butter with the sugar
  2. Add the 3 eggs, one at the time
    Add the 3 eggs, one at the time
  3. Mix the grated carrots with the chopped walnuts
  4. Add to the mixture.
    Add the grated carrots with the chopped walnuts
  5. Add the flour sifted with the yeast and the spices.
    Add the flour sifted with the yeast and the spices
  6. Butter and flower a rectangular baking tin.Pour in the cake batter and cook for 1 hr at 180C.
    Pour in the cake batter in a baking tin
  7. Once the cake is ready, let it cool down for 10 minutes before turning it over on to a rack – then let it cool completely.
    let the carrot cake cool down
  8. It will keep nice and moist for 3 days.
    Carrot Cake with Walnuts
Recipe Notes

Calories 396  calories per serving
Fat 23 gr per serving
Carbohydrates 49 gr per serving
Cholesterol 95 mg
Proteins 6 gr per serving
Sugar 32 gr per serving
Sodium  39 mg per serving

Nutritional information is provided for general purpose only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely.

This carrot cake combines the crunchiness of the carrots and the walnuts with a moist batter.

  12 comments for “Carrot Cake with Walnuts Recipe

  1. 26th November 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Carrot cake is my favorite cake. Maybe I feel like it’s super healthy because it has carrots in it! Yours looks great! Can’t wait to try it!

    • Laura
      26th November 2017 at 4:27 pm

      It is deceiving as there is a lot of butter as well

  2. 26th November 2017 at 3:47 pm

    This cake is right up my alley, I adore walnuts ~ I would love a thick slice right now with my morning coffee 🙂

    • Laura
      26th November 2017 at 4:26 pm

      It is perfect with coffee

  3. 26th November 2017 at 4:23 pm

    I love carrot cake – I’ll definitely have to try it with walnuts too!

    • Laura
      26th November 2017 at 4:25 pm

      Do, I am sure you will love it

  4. 26th November 2017 at 7:14 pm

    This is one of my favorite cakes! Loving it in loaf form, definitely more portable (and snackable!)

    • Laura
      27th November 2017 at 5:32 am

      That is what I like about it

  5. Soniya
    26th November 2017 at 7:59 pm

    This looks so delicious and inviting.. very well explained too.. going to try it soon!

    • Laura
      27th November 2017 at 5:31 am

      Thank you, I am sure you will like it

  6. Helen
    1st December 2017 at 2:58 pm

    This looks so yummy! Must buy a loaf tin.

    • Laura
      4th December 2017 at 8:50 am

      yes, it is !!

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