• Prep Time 30 minutes
  • Cook Time 15 (up to 20) minutes
  • Serving For 8 people
  • Difficulty Normal

Recipe Description

Perfect for Christmas or during a rainy day, this spiced Orange Carrot Cake will leave you wanting more. This recipe was first published in Flavours magazine.

This recipe is best with
Anchor Cream Cheese

Recipe Ingredient

  • For the cake
  • 165g palm oil
  • 1 orange, zested
  • 120g Greek yogurt
  • 110g brown sugar
  • 110g caster sugar
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 280g plain flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ½tsp salt
  • 2tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½tsp ground nutmeg
  • 300g grated carrots
  • 100g chopped toasted walnuts
  • For the frosting
  • 250g cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 60g margarine
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 40g condensed milk
  • 1 orange, zested
  • 2tsp lemon juice
  • 12 marzipan carrots for garnish


  1. Grease and line two 9 x 1 inch round cake pans. Whisk the oil, orange zest, yoghurt, sugar and eggs in a large mixing bowl until combined. Sift the six dry ingredients together and fold into mixing bowl with a spatula until combined. Fold in carrots and walnuts.
  2. Divide batter equally between the two pans. Bake in preheated oven at 190°C for 15 to 20 minutes, until cooked. After 5 minutes, remove cake from pan and leave to cool on the rack.
  3. Beat the frosting ingredients until light and creamy. Spread frosting between the cake layers and decorate with marzipan carrots.
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1 thought on “Orange Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting”

  1. Sham - January 17, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    Wonderful recipe, but is it alright if I try steaming it? My oven has broke down yet I still would like to give it a try steaming it, if possible. Thanks!


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