Monday, July 18, 2011

Super-Delicious Whole-Wheat Carrot Cake : Free and Easy Bake-Along #5

My baking buddies, Lena, Zoe and myself (The Three Baketeers!) have decided to bake "Super-Delicious Whole-Wheat Carrot Cake" for our Bake-Along. Carrot cake is not one of my favourite cake but I was interested in this recipe as it uses a mixture of wholewheat flour. This is a really easy cake to bake, it takes only minutes of preparation. The only thing is to grate the carrots, which I am not fond of, I never did like to grate anything, especially chocolates! Messy! Messy! Lazy me! :) 

This cake baked up beautifully.

It cuts really well.

It is really moist, and you would never know that there's wholewheat flour in it if you take a bite, maybe because the amount of wholewheat flour is just 1/3 cup. This is a nice cake, but it is a little too sweet for me. I usually reduce the sugar for most cake recipes, but I did not for this cake! Instead of 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar, I very "loosely-packed" instead, and it is still sweet!

Let's hop over to my baking buddies Lena of Frozen Wings and Zoe of Bake For Happy Kids and see their version of this cake. For our next bake-along we will be baking Catalan Salt Pinch Cake from Rose's Heavenly Bakes  and will be posting it on 28th July. If you  have this book and would like to join in, please do, just post about it on 28th July, that's it! There's no linky to link to, after all, this is a "Free and Easy Bake-Along"!

I'm sharing this with
Bake with Bizzy at Bizzy B. Bakes

Super-Delicious Whole-Wheat Carrot Cake
(adapted from "Cake Keeper Cakes" by Lauren Chattman)
Serves 9
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1/4 cup milk
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1/3 cup whole-wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (I only use a pinch)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup dark raisins
2 cups peeled and grated carrots (about 4 medium carrots)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (my addition)

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Coat the inside of an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray and dust with flour, knocking out any excess.
  2. Whisk together the butter and brown sugar in a large mixing bowl. Whisk in the eggs and then the milk. Stir in the all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and salt until combined. Stir in the walnuts, raisins, and carrots.
  3. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top with a rubber spatula. Bake the cake until it is golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Let the cake cool in the pan for about 15 minutes, invert it onto a wire rack, and then turn it right side up on a rack to cool completely. Cut into 9 squares and serve.
  4. Store uneaten squares in a cake keeper or wrap in plastic and store at room temperature for up to 3 days.



  1. 100% agree that this is an easy cake to bake. I wonder what was the weight of flour did you use for this cake? Lena raise the question about the weight of flour in 1 cup? My 1 cup is 250ml and 1 cup of flour is 150g.

  2. Certainly looks delicious and anything easy is in my book!

  3. I really like the look of this carrot cake, moist and healthy and delicious... I am hungry now...


  4. Hi Zoe,
    I use cup measurement for this cake. My cup for dry ingredients is about 125gm for flour. Sometimes I convert to metric when I bake. There's really no fixed method for me! :)

  5. seems like we have used different measurements for the cake but nonetheless, it still turned out delicious for us!

  6. I love carrot cake and this sound so healthy with added whole-wheat flour.

  7. I was just thinking of making carrot cake. But hehehe...not actually a fan of carrot cake. Alamak have to grate lazylah...Looks delicious.

  8. Oh can I please please pretty please have a slice or piece or just the entire thing? I need it! I really do! Looks amazing girl- perfectly moist and delicious

  9. This is my favorite cake and the carrot cake looks so moist and delicious!

  10. A wholewheat carrot cake sounds like a perfect afternoon refreshment with a glass of COLD mint drink.

  11. Feeling hungry just by looking at the cake. To think that I just had finished dinner five minutes ago.

  12. Love carrot cake and especially made with the whole wheat flour! Looks divinely delicious! Thanks for another great recipe!

  13. This looks really delicious! I'll have to make a small batch because I'm the only one in my family that likes carrot cake.

  14. This looks so delicious. Even without the icing. ; )

  15. looks yummm and very healthy

  16. I use to hate grating carrots, but then I learned about carrot cake. Now that task is not so bad! Joy your cake looks delicious, I love those chunks of walnuts in there.

  17. I like carrot cake. If you put your grater over or in a big mixing bowl, it won't be messy. :) Your cake looks delicious, really nice and moist!

  18. mmmm looks so moist and tasty

  19. I love heavy cake and this will be perfect for my Friday bake event :) Thanks for sharing!

  20. Looks yummy! I actually like super sweet desserts. One of my favorite desserts is a Harisa cake which is like eating pure sugar drenched in sugar syrup! haha

  21. Bueno, bueno que corte tan rico.
    Un saludito

  22. I LOVE carrot cake!! love that you did it with whole wheat... dont have to feel AS guilty!!!

    We just started following you!


  23. This carrot cake looks INCREDIBLE! So moist and chalk full of everything delicious! I've bookmarked this to bake soon!

    New to your blog; happy I found you!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

  24. This looks so moist and delicious! New to your blog and I love it!

  25. It looks very moist with a good amount of carrots and walnuts in the cake...delicious!

  26. I love baking with whole wheat n carrot cake is hub's fav so I am going to try it this weekend :)
    Love how moist it looks!
    US Masala

  27. How super moist and scrumptious! I love that it uses whole wheat flour!

  28. Hi friends,
    Thank you all for stopping and your lovely comments! Welcome to my new followers! Have a great week! :)

  29. I absolutely hate grating too! Ugh! I really do like carrot cake except for the grating part. Look at all those yummy raisins and walnuts - it looks so delicious! And I have to admit, I'm very curious about your next cake!

  30. Hi Joy, Sharing this great recipe on my Wednesday post, thanks!

  31. This cake does look super moist! I always reduce the sugar too in recipes!

  32. I could not see the proportion of the milk in your list of ingredients, how much milk is needed?

    One of my bestsellers is carrot cake but it is another recipe. I don't use wheat flour...I should try this one...looks so yummylicious...:)

    1. Hi Amity, Thank you for stopping by. The milk is 1/4 cup, wrongly type as sugar! I have made the changes to the recipe above. I apologize for the error and thank you for bringing it up! Hope you enjoy trying it out. Have a nice day!