Carrot, Orange and Caraway Cake

Introduction: Carrot, Orange and Caraway Cake

About: I have always loved to cook and share my food with others. Whether exploring new recipes and foods from all over the world or cooking an old comfort food favourite. It is always important to cook with love...

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

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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...........

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    7 Discussions

    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.

    LeahHawks (FoodNotions)
    LeahHawks (FoodNotions)

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    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


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    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 :)

    LeahHawks (FoodNotions)
    LeahHawks (FoodNotions)

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    You're welcome =D

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