Adrift Kitchen: Carrot Cake

Adrift Kitchen: Carrot Cake


Autumn is coming and with Easter just around the corner, making a cheeky Carrot Cake just seems fitting. This festive treat is simple to make and tastes absolutely DELICIOUS! This recipe is from our Creative Coordinator Gemma, who is an avid lover of making sweet treats. This one is definitely worth giving a try! 


Prep Time: 10 minutes                 Cook time: 1hr 5 minutes                      Servings: 20


1 Cup Vegetable Oil

3/4 cup Caster Sugar

2 tbsp Golden Syrup

2 Eggs, lightly beaten

2 cup course grated Carrot

3/4 cup (90g) chopped Walnuts

1 1/2 cup (225g) Self-Raising Flour

1/2 tsp each: Bicarb Soda, Ground Nutmeg and Cinnamon

60g Packaged Cream Cheese

1 tsp grated Lemon Rind

1 1/2 cups icing sugar




  1. Line 15cm x 25cm loaf Pan with baking paper.
  2. Combine the Oil, Sugar, Golden Syrup, Eggs, Carrots, Nuts and sifted dry ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Stir well and pour mixture into tin lined with baking paper.
  4. Bake for 3/4 to 1 hour in a moderate oven. Stand for 5 minutes before turning out.
  5. Leave to cool.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Mix Cream Cheese (I use Philli Light Spreadable), butter and lemon rind in a bowl until smooth.
  2. Gradually beat in sifted Icing Sugar
  3. Once cake is cooled, frost!

Bon Appetit! 


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