the most perfect Easy Carrot and Orange Cake

I am featuring a number of new healthier cake recipes on TV and I love this one. The photos 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 or you can top with your favourite frosting.  And if you prefer to watch, here it is step by step.

Ingredients for my cake from Lamb Brand and Filippo Berio Olive Oil

20 responses to “the most perfect Easy Carrot and Orange Cake”

    1. Thank you, it really is 🙂

  1. I love cakes and hope you will post all of them. I like the start of the title, “easy” and I have to give a try to no butter no sugar cake. 🙂

    1. Thank you Fae, hope all well with you :)!

  2. I like carrot like but normally I add some nuts and cinnamon. I look forward to try your recipe today. Thanks.

    1. i hope you liked it 🙂

  3. mary rose scalpello Avatar
    mary rose scalpello

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

    1. grazzi wisq mary niehu pjacir nisma minghandek x

  4. mena francalanza Avatar
    mena francalanza

    Looks good

    1. Skuzani Mena issa rajtu l messag, grazzi wisq 🙂

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

    1. 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 🙂

  6. interesting i try to do it soon

    1. thank you Mary, yes do try it, it is delicious and as healthy as you can get with regards to cakes 🙂

  7. Doris DEBATTISTA Avatar

    Love your recipes, easy and yummy 😋

    1. thank you Doris, simplicity is best. Good day to you x

  8. 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.

    1. thank you for your feedback MaryAnne, and so glad you and the family like it x

  9. mary rose scalpello Avatar
    mary rose scalpello

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

    1. Grazzi mary Rose tal kumment. Dak il kejk aktar healthy mill carrot kejk tas soltu u xorta tajjeb hafna 🙂 x good day x

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