Carrot cake with cream cheese icing

A slice of cake sliding out on a knife from a whole cake with cream icing decorated with nuts & fruits.
There’s nothing better than a spiced carrot cake with whipped cream cheese icing. We use macadamia oil in the batter so it’s delicious and nutritious and add chopped walnuts for texture. Yum!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 1 whole cake


  • Kenwood Titanium Chef Baker XL Black


Cream Cheese Icing:

  • 125 g cream cheese softened
  • 50 g butter softened
  • 2 ½ cups icing sugar
  • Nuts and dried fruits to garnish


  • Preheat your oven to 180°C.
  • Sift flours, spices and soda into a large mixing bowl.
  • Add all remaining ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon until just combined, don’t beat.
  • Grease well or line a 20-23cm cake (or ring tin 6cm deep) with baking paper. Pour cake mixture into the prepared tin and smooth the surface.
  • Bake for one hour (or until it springs back). (Meanwhile, prepare the cream cheese icing.)
  • Cream Cheese Icing: beat all ingredients together until you get a smooth frosting consistency. Set aside.
  • Remove your carrot cake from the oven and leave to cool for 10 minutes before peeling away baking paper if using. Turn out your cake onto a wire rack and cool completely.
  • Spread the top of the cake with Cream Cheese Icing. Spread over the top of the carrot cake. Decorate with chopped nuts and a collection of dried fruits. (eg. raisins, sultanas, dried cranberries, hazelnuts, walnuts or currants).


  • The best way to check if your cake is cooked is to insert a skewer into the centre of the cake and if it comes out clean, take it out of the oven.
  • 3/4 cup of chopped walnuts is one 70g bag of walnut pieces from the supermarket.
  • 1 cup of grated carrot is one peeled, large carrot.
  • We very lightly beat the eggs before adding to the mixture.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Leave a Comment

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.