Healthy Carrot Cake


  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 cups Self-raising Flour
  • 3/4 cup Vasse Virgin Mild and Delicate Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon or Nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup Low-fat Milk
  • 250gm Carrots, grated
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts or Pecans, chopped
  • Juice of 1/2 Lemon
  • Cream Cheese



Preheat oven to 180°C. Combine the sugar and olive oil in a bowl. Add in the eggs, beating well after the addition of each one. Fold in the flour, cinnamon, milk, carrots and walnuts. Mix well. Spoon the mixture into a lined loaf pan. Bake for 1 ¼ hours or until cooked. To make the icing (optional), mix together the lemon juice and cream cheese and spread over the cake whilst still slightly warm. Enjoy!

Posted by Emily Wintle on May 28, 2015 - 2 comments

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Posted by Kristina Wintle on June 12, 2015

This is a delicious cake. I have substituted the brown sugar with 1/2 cup of Stevia to reduce the calories. Divine! :)

Posted by Rhonda Favaloro on June 11, 2015

Hi there. Thank you for the recipe. I used to make a cake just like this but lost the recipe. Very grateful. Rhonda