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Carrot Cake In A Hurry


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The Gourmandize Team

This delicious Carrot Cake recipe is perfect for when there is not much time to spare or when you're already hungry!

Rate this recipe 4.1/5 (17 Votes)


  • Cake:
  • 100g chopped walnuts
  • 100g sultanas
  • 340g grated carrot
  • 260g self-raising flour
  • 1tp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tp baking powder
  • 1/2 tp salt
  • 1 1/2 tp ground cinnamon
  • 4 eggs
  • 200g sugar
  • 2tp vanilla
  • 1 cup oil
  • Frost:
  • 55g butter at room temperature
  • 230g cream cheese at room temperature
  • 230g icing sugar
  • 1tp lemon skin
  • 1tp vanilla


Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 40mins
Cooking time 25mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Preheat oven to 180°C. Whisk self-raising flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon together.

Step 2

In another bowl, whisk the eggs until light and fluffy.

Step 3

Add sugar slowly while mixing, whisk until the mixture turns pale.

Step 4

Add vanilla and oil slowly while mixing. Add in the flour mixture and mix well.

Step 5

Add carrot and walnuts and mix.

Step 6

Bake for 25min.

Step 7

For frosting, beat the butter till smooth and creamy.

Step 8

Add cream cheese, beat until smooth.

Step 9

Sieve icing sugar in and mix. Add vanilla and lemon skin.

Step 10

Add more sugar if frosting appears to be too thin.

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