Carrot cake/Tort marchewkowy

Carrot cake –  this good, old, classic British bake is a perfect way to welcome a New Year😁

Ingredients for the cake:

  • 260g all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 150ml vegetable oil
  • 140ml orange juice
  • 100g granulated sugar
  • 100g brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 300 g grated peeled carrots (5 to 6 medium carrots)
  • 100 coarsely chopped pecans


  1. Peel, wash and grate the carrots, set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 165°C. Grease and line 3, 8-inch round, cake tins with baking parchment.
  3. In a large bowl mix sifted flour, baking soda, salt, granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon and add pecans.
  4. In a separate bowl mix eggs, vegetable oil, orange juice and vanilla extract. Add the mixture to the bowl with dry ingredients, mix with a spoon until just combined and on the end add grated carrots.
  5. Divide the cake batter between prepared cake tins and bake for 25-30 minutes. Leave the cake in tins for 15 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack and peel of baking paper.

Creamy icing:

  • 225 g full fat cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 150g icing sugar
  • 80 ml double cream

Beat cream cheese with a handheld mixer for about one minute. Add the icing sugar, a tbsp at a time. When all the sugar is incorporated, add double cream and mix for another minute.

When the cake layers are completely cold, divide the icing into 3 portions and assemble your cake.

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