Recipe: Carrot Cake Loaf


We've had so many requests for a carrot cake recipe that we just had to go for it and create our SORTED version. Here's our perfectly moist carrot cake with sultanas and walnuts.


  • 85 g sultanas
  • 1 orange
  • 85 g wholemeal flour
  • 85 g self-raising flour
  • 175 g soft brown sugar
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 125 ml sunflower oil
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 175 g carrot (peeled and coarsely grated)
  • 50 g walnuts (roughly chopped)
  • 85 g soft cheese
  • 25 g butter (softened)
  • 175 g icing sugar
  • 1 orange
preheat the oven

Step 1

Preheat The Oven

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

make the frosting

Step 2

Make The Frosting

Beat all of the frosting ingredients together with the grated zest from the orange. Put into the fridge for later.

soak the sultanas

Step 3

Soak The Sultanas

Soak sultanas in the juice from the orange.

mix the cake batter

Step 4

Mix The Cake Batter

Sieve flours, soda, spices and salt into bowl. Pour on the eggs and oil then mix well. Fold in the grated carrot, walnuts, sultanas and remaining orange juice

bake the cake

Step 5

Bake The Cake

Pour into a greased and lined 900g loaf tin and bake for 1 hour… covering with foil for the second 30 minutes to prevent it colouring too much.

frost the cake

Step 6

Frost The Cake

Cool in tin for 5 minutes before turning out onto wire rack. Ice the cake with the orange frosting when cold and sprinkle with crushed walnuts to serve.


Step 7


Slice and serve it up to your mates!

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