Eat the Seasons… September

Suzanne’s Favourite Carrot Cake

I have discovered a really brilliant carrot cake recipe that I just have to share with you!  It is incredibly easy to make and truly delicious!  I hope you will agree that cake is always good, no matter what month it is!


  • 225g Plain Flour
  • 170g Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Mixed Spices
  • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 225g Carrots
  • 150ml Sunflower Oil
  • 1 Orange Zest
  • 2 Eggs
  • Juice of Half an Orange
  • 60g of Caster Sugar


  1. Beat the eggs, sugar and oil together.
  2. Sift in the flour, spice and bicarbonate of soda.
  3. Fold in the orange zest and the grated carrot.
  4. Bake in a loaf tin for approximately 50 minutes at 1500
  5. While the cake cooks make the syrup by mixing together the orange juice and caster sugar.
  6. Turn the cake out of the tin onto a cooling rack and drizzle the syrup over the top.


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