Walnut Carrot Cake

Walnut Carrot Cake

Walnut Carrot Cake is a cake made with grated carrots and chopped walnuts, mixed into a batter that includes flour, sugar, eggs, and baking powder. This cake is flavored with cinnamon and frosted with cream cheese frosting. The result is a moist, sweet cake that’s slightly nutty and spicy, with a hint of earthiness from the carrots.

Walnut Carrot Cake

Recipe by Recipe CookCourse: DessertDifficulty: Beginner


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  • 2 eggs

  • 1/2 cup light olive oil

  • 1 cup cane sugar

  • 1 cup flour

  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

  • 1 tsp. baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp. salt

  • 1 1/2 cups finely grated carrots

  • 1/2 cup walnuts chopped


  •  Combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder and salt in a mid-size bowl.  With an electric hand mixer, blend eggs, oil and sugar in an another mid-size  bowl. 
  • Gradually add dry mixture to wet mixture, blend until batter is smooth.  Blend in carrots until smooth. Fold in nuts with a spatula.
  • Pour batter into a 8×8 inch oiled and floured pan. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Bake 30-35 minutes or until done. Cool and frost. Sprinkle frosting with finely chopped walnuts  (optional).
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
    1/4 cup stick butter or margarine
    4 oz. cream cheese
    2 cups powdered sugar
    In a mid-size bowl, blend ingredients with an electric mixer ingredients until smooth- adding powdered sugar gradually. Makes enough frosting to frost one 8×8 inch cake.


  • An oiled and floured pan is a pan that has been brushed lightly with cooking oil. Then about a tbsp. of flour is put in the pan and the flour is moved around the pan coating the bottom and sides of the pan to facilitate easier removal of cake slices.