Carrot Cake With Lemon Icing

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
Recipe by Terese

A colleague at work bought this cake in for his birthday that his wife was kind enough to make. This is one of the best carrot cake recipes I've tried, so good I asked for the recipe!

Top Review by sam.govender

I am certainly not a great baker by any standards but this cake was to die for!! Moist and easy to make. I will definitely recommend this receipe to all carrot cake lovers!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift flour, carb soda, mixed spice, ginger and salt into a bowl. Add sugar, carrot and nuts. Make a well add eggs, oil and vanilla.
  2. Beat well with a wooden spoon until thoroughly mixed.
  3. Pour into a well greased ring tin/cake tin. Bake in a moderate oven for approximately 45-50 minutes.
  4. Cool for a few minutes before turning out onto a cake cooler. Set aside.
  5. When cold, ice the top of the cake with lemon icing, sprinkle with slivers of lemon peel. This cake will keep fresh and moist for about 1 week.
  7. Beat the icing sugar, lemon juice and softened butter well together. Add vanilla essence and if necessary adjust consistency with extra icing sugar or lemon juice.
  8. Spread thickly onto cooled cake and top with lemon peel.

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