Carrot Cake


January 20, 2015

Carrot Cake 5 0 5 3
  • Cook: 2 hrs 15 mins
  • 2 hrs 15 mins

    2 hrs 15 mins

  • Yields: 6-8


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


1Preheat 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.


3Put the brown sugar, oil, golden syrup, eggs and vanilla in a separate bowl. Use a balloon whisk to mix until combined.


5Pour the oil mixture into the dry ingredients. Use a wooden spoon to stir gently until just combined. Stir in the grated carrot.


7Pour 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.


9To make the icing, place the cream cheese, icing sugar and vanilla in a bowl. Use a wooden spoon to mix until well combined.

10Spread the icing over the cake.

Submitted by Alanna


4 Reviews


October 24, 2021

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 Iā€™m making another one. Everyone loved it, it was so moist.


October 23, 2021

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.


July 13, 2020

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

Hazel Fish

January 31, 2018

Gorgeous! Enjoyed by everyone. So moist and tasty. Thanks so much šŸ™‚

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