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I am featuring a number of new healthier cake recipes on TV and I love this one.  The photos today are of the cake we made during the show, taken with a mobile phone, too hot to remove it completely out of the cake tin as time is very limited with live cooking.


The cake is moist and the sweetness comes from the combination of the natural sugars added to the carrot, oranges and cinnamon.  You will need:

200g self raising flour
100g oats
1 tablespoon cornflour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • Mix these 5 ingredients together in a large bowl

180g grated carrots
Grated zest of 2 oranges

  • Mix these 2 ingredients together in another bowl 

75ml sunflower oil
200g golden raisins
4 eggs
Juice of 2 oranges

  • Blend these 4 ingredients together until the mixture is smooth and consistent

Preheat oven to 160C

Prepare a 23cm cake dish and grease it if necessary.

Organise the three sets of ingredients into 3 separate bowls.

The raising agents start to activate as soon as they come into contact with the liquid ingredients therefore work quickly for a light result and put the cake in the preheated oven as soon as the ingredients are mixed together.

Add the carrot mix to the flour mix and combine making sure that the carrots are covered with the flour.  Add the  blended liquids.  Fold in using a large metal spoon.

Pour the cake batter into the prepared cake tin and bake for 35 minutes without opening the oven.  Check with a wooden skewer and if required bake for a further 5 to 10 minutes.  Mine was ready in 40 minutes but it depends on your oven and environmental conditions.

 During the show, I dusted some icing sugar and but at home we leave it without, without a trace of processed sugar.

Trade Enquiries: 

Ingredients for my cake this week from Lamb Brand

Fresh fruit and vegetables Big Fresh and Vegetables Paola and Barbuto for Organic.


Lea’s Good Food Everyday airs on Smash TV and you can also follow on facebook

20 Comments on “Easy Carrot and Orange Cake

  1. proset jiena pruvajtu u ha narga naghmlu ibqa ghamlina ricetti grazzi hafna jiena ha naghmlu ghall pazjenti jiena uzajt ftit cinnamon

  2. Hi,Mary Mifsud nixtieq ricetta tal carrot cake ,Pero bil brawn flower irid ikun vera ta dieta , nillingrazjak bil quddiem.

    • Skuzani Mary issa qieghda narah il messag, din ir ricetta tista tuza id dqiq ismar imma uza nofs u nofs, jigifieri nofs l ammont ismar u nofs normali, nispera li joghbok, grazzi 🙂

  3. I tried your Carrot and orange cake. It is delicious. So moist and light. All the family loves it. I made it twice already. Proset.

  4. proset hafna uzajt orange and carrots cake for the pazjenti u inogob grazzi hafna

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