Super Moist Carrot Cake Tray Bake

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Serves: 6
  • Credit: Home Bird Food


140ml Donegal Rapeseed Oil
2 Free Range Eggs
150g Light Brown Sugar
50g Demerera Sugar
300g Grated Carrots
100g Sultanas
75g Pecans
180g Self Raising Flour
Pinch of Salt
½ tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
½ tsp Ground Nutmeg
½ tsp Mixed Spice
Cream Cheese Icing:
250g Light Cream Cheese
275g Icing Sugar, Sifted
Zest and Juice of 1 Lemon


The perfect Carrot Cake should be moist and have a consistent golden brown colour. Pecan’s and sultanas add to the moistness and texture of the cake. But the secret is using the right oil to bring the mixture together.

For this recipe, we’ve taken a healthy twist and used Rapeseed Oil by Donegal Rapeseed Oil along with a light cream cheese icing – guilt free deliciousness!! This all-in-one, tray bake version is so simple to make and cooks in minutes.


1. Preheat the oven to 150C. Grease and line a rectangle tin with greaseproof paper.

2. Beat together the eggs, oil, sugar, grated carrot, sultanas and pecans

3. Sift in the remaining of the dry ingredients and bring the mixture together using a wooden until well combined and consistent

4. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin, smooth the surface and bake in the oven for 20 minutes, or until until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Remove from the oven and allow the cake to cool in the tin before icing and serving.

5. For the icing: beat the cream cheese and icing sugar using an electric whisk until well combined. Add the finely grated lemon zest and juice and mix until the icing is smooth and thick. Using a palette knife, spread the icing evenly over the cooled cake.

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