Traditional Carrot Cake with Brazil Nut

A family recipe that you’ll love found at AllRecepies/UK| Ireland – by Baje and tested at home! Delicious!!



Serving 10 pieces


  • 350g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 250ml grapeseed or vegetable oil
  • 250g plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 4 carrots, grated
  • 150g sultanas or raisins
  • 60g brazil nuts (chopped)

Cream Cheese Icing:

  • 310g icing sugar
  • 50g butter
  • 1/3 tub cream cheese (for desired consistency)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  • Preheat the oven to 170 C / Gas 3
  • Grease a 20x30cm cake tin.
  • For the cake: First of all, beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until it is firm and reserve.
  • Then beat together caster sugar and egg yolk while gradually adding oil until sugar granules are dissolved and you get a smooth texture.
  • Slowly add in dry ingredients to form a consistent mixture.
  • Fold in carrots, raisins and brazil nuts.
  • At last add carefully the whipped egg whites.
  • Pour into baking tin.
  • Bake until a skewer inserted near the centre comes out clean, about 1 hour 15 minutes.
  • For the icing, mix all ingredients together and spread over cake, only once it has cooled completely!

Superb dessert to eat with loads of whipped cream!