Carrot Cake


8 oz (225g) grated carrot
6 oz (170g) sultanas or raisins
5 oz (140g) SR white flour
5 oz (140g) SR wholemeal flour
6 oz (170g) sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
7 fl oz (200 ml) vegetable oil
7 fl oz (200 ml) water
pinch of salt
dash of vinegar
1/2 tsp vanilla essence


6 oz (170g) icing sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
3 oz (115g) vegan margarine
cashews or sunflower seeds

  1. Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/gas mark 5.
  2. To make the cake, stir all the dry ingredients together and then mix the wet ones in.
  3. Bake for 45 minutes, then reduce oven to 160C/325F/gas mark 3 and cook for another 30 minutes. Cool in tin.
  4. To make the icing mash the sugar and vanilla essence into the margarine with a fork.
  5. Ice the cake once it is cold. Optional: top with very roughly chopped cashew nuts or sunflower seeds.

Based on a recipe in The Cake Scoffer by Ronny Worsey

The recipe itself tastes very delicious! I wonder, when this cake will get baked, it will smell so sweet and wonderful. I am crazy for cheese layer which you mentioned that we can add, I guess increases the softness in the cafe. Too much mouth-watering one! Also, I like vanilla and orange/ lemon flavour, but as this is something new, gonna surely try for it.