Carrot Cake

Submitted by Alanna

Carrot Cake

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Serving: 6
Cook Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes


  • Olive oil, to grease
  • 2 (about 300g) carrots
  • 1 cup (150g) self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup (75g) plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup (80g) brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup (185ml) oil (I used sunflower oil)
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) golden syrup
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence


  • 250g spreadable cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup (80g) icing sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence


  • Preheat SC to high. Grease a 20cm (base) round cake pan lightly with oil, and line with non-stick baking paper. Peel and grate the carrots, and set aside. Sift the flours, bicarbonate of soda and cinnamon into a large bowl.
  • Put the brown sugar, oil, golden syrup, eggs and vanilla in a separate bowl. Use a balloon whisk to mix until combined.
  • Pour the oil mixture into the dry ingredients. Use a wooden spoon to stir gently until just combined. Stir in the grated carrot.
  • Pour the mixture into the pan and pop in SC with a rack or jar lid underneath to keep pan from touching base of SC. Place a tea towel under lid and cook for 2hr 15 mins (this time will vary depending on your Sc, I would advise checking every 10-15 mins after about 1 1/2hrs. Set aside for 5 minutes, before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  • To make the icing, place the cream cheese, icing sugar and vanilla in a bowl. Use a wooden spoon to mix until well combined.
  • Spread the icing over the cake.

4 thoughts on “Carrot Cake”

  1. So yummy! I lined my slow cooker and poured the cake batter straight in. I didn’t ice it because I didn’t have cream cheese but it is so moist and beautiful even without icing. I will be doing this again

  2. Made this today in my 70s 3 litre crockpot and just sprayed the inside. Once cooled the cake came out easily and everyone loved it! Very moist and I added sultanas to the recipe.

  3. Made this yesterday using my 3 litre 1970s crock pot. Sprayed the inside and poured he cake mixture straight in and once cooked and cooked it came out easily. The icing mixture was enough for two cakes so I’m making another one. Everyone loved it, it was so moist.

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