Apple and Carrot Cake

Hi guys, I’d like to share this recipe with you that I made last Sunday. We were heading out on a picnic to watch a Kite Day show together with our neighborhood friends. Everyone got to bring anything they want to share to the group and I have chosen to bake a cake.

I was skeptical at first of bringing a cake because the group is composed of families with young children like ours. Most parents especially me can be over protective and not let any child eat rubbish or unhealthy food. So I thought, I will try something healthy and carrot cake came up. I  wouldn’t feel so guilty when the kids have this because its main ingredients are carrots and apples. I also made a twist, adding an apple in it to give a little bit of tart taste, as carrots are naturally sweet.

At first, I was actually thinking of baking a plain carrot cake but I thought it might be too sickly especially that it’ll become sweeter after cooking. I decided to add an apple to the mixture to give a tangy taste, along with some spices like nutmeg and cinnamon. Good news, this recipe turned out pretty well. Everyone at the picnic loved it and now, I would like to share this with you.

Good news, this recipe turned out pretty well. Everyone at the picnic loved it and now, I would like to share this with you.

This is a great treat for every kid’s party. The kids can munch as much as they want without (parents) worrying if they go back for another slice. I will look at the bright side that there is more goodness in this recipe compare to chocolate cake recipe. Of course, all cakes should be taken in moderation. 🙂

note: I used the Braeburn Apple in this recipe. It’s sweet and tart flavor and holds up just fine in the oven. You can also use some other apples of your choice that are good for baking.

If you liked this post or have any questions please let me know in the comment section below.

Happy baking 🙂

How to bake an Apple and Carrot Cake


Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a 7 x 11" tin with parchment paper. Grease and flour then set aside.

Peel and grate the medium size carrot, it should make about 1 cup and set aside.

In a separate bowl, sift together self-raising flour, plain flour, bicarbonate soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set to side.

Now in another bowl, use a balloon whisk to mix the sugar, oil and vanilla essence until well blended. Add in the eggs one at a time until all incorporated.

Peel and grate a medium size apple and set aside. Peeling the apple in the middle of the baking preparation helps retain its color.

Using a wooden spoon mix in the egg mixture onto the dry ingredients, fold in gently until just combined.

Mix in the grated carrots and apples together.

Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for about 35-40 minutes or when a toothpick inserted comes out clean.


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