Introduction: Carrot, Orange and Caraway Cake

This is a combination of some of my favourite flavours and a cross between a traditional carrot cake and a seed cake. Carrot and caraway have long been used together in savoury dishes and are a perfect match so I thought why not use this combination in a cake...? The pungent aniseed flavour of the caraway and the sharp citrus of the orange zests works well with the carrot, and it is definitely a cake I shall be baking again. I hope you enjoy it.


300g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
200 g soft brown sugar
4 eggs
250ml oil
3 oranges zested
200 g grated carrots
1 tbs caraway seeds
1 tsp nutmeg
1 pinch salt

Step 1:

  • heat the oven to 150C and grease and line a 20cm deep cake tin or 2 1lb loaf tins.

Step 2:

  • sift the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda together and then stir in the sugar

Step 3:

  • in a separate bowl beat the eggs with the oil and orange zest for a few minutes

Step 4:

  • stir in the grated carrots, caraway seeds, nutmeg and salt and then fold everything into the flour mixture

Step 5:

  • pour into the prepared tins and then bake for 40mins-1hour (depending on the size of tins you are using)
  • it is ready when risen and a skewer comes out clean
  • leave to cool in tins for a few minutes before removing to a cooling rack


Enjoy with a nice cup of tea...........

If you like this recipe please let me know and check out my blog http://chipbuttiesandnoodlesoup.blogspot.co.uk/



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LeahHawks (FoodNotions) made it! (author)2012-10-23

Wow I really like the caraway carrot combo. I'll definitely be giving this a go the next time I get too many carrot delivered.

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Thanks - I hope you enjoy it.......just had (another!) slice now :)

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Yeah, carrot cake never lasts long with me either ;)

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Delicious - baked this "yesterday" afternoon! I couldn't resist waiting.

Really moist. Really Flavoursome. Really addictive.

I don't normally like nutmeg but it's gorgeous in this cake.

Thanks for sharing the recipe! =D

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Looks great :) So pleased you liked it. Was thinking it would also be good with a cream cheese frosting with orange zest in it....? Will try this next time.......
Thanks so much for your comments :)

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You're welcome =D

Cream cheese frosting is never a bad thing and orange zest certainly won't harm it.... :)

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I agree! I will do it with the frosting next time :)

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