A classic favourite, this version of the carrot cake recipe is sure to be a hit, minus the usual calories.


Serves 10

  • 1 cup self-raising wholemeal flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • Large handful walnuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 4 large carrots, grated


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C and grease a medium sized cake tin.
  2. Grate carrots.
  3. Mix dry ingredients.
  4. Mix butter and sugar in a separate bowl. Add eggs. Fold in carrots, raisins and walnuts.
  5. Combine with dry ingredients and mix.
  6. Pour into cake tin and cook for 30-40 mins.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 30-40 minutes
Difficulty rating: Easy

  • Prepare grated carrots in food processor to save time.

Nutritional content

Nutritional analysis per serve:

 Energy  1125 kJ
268 cal
 Protein  4.8 g
 Total fat  11.7 g
 Saturated fat  2.6 g
 Carbohydrates  43.3 g
 Total sugars  21.3 g
 Fibre  2.0 g
 Sodium  131 mg
 Cholesterol  43 mg
 Potassium  296 mg

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