Monday, 4 May 2020

Easy Carrot Cake Traybake Slices

Readers, how are you all managing?  It's a crazy time we're living in, is it not? 

I hope you're all doing your bit to stay safe just now. I've been spending a lot of time in my kitchen recently, trying out new recipes.  My traybakes are always well received, so I've been working on a new one.

carrot cake traybake recipe by what claire did

This is a carrot cake traybake that's (a little) healthier as this carrot cake is made with a simple frosting, rather than a cream cheese one, which helps keep the calories down.  The sunflower oil also replaces butter, which I think makes it marginally better.
carrot cake traybake recipe by what claire did

This is a super easy carrot cake traybake recipe which I pulled together in about half an hour the other night. I'm sorry I took so few photos of the process - you'll just need to trust me here!

Anyway, let me know if you give this carrot cake traybake a go during lockdown (or beyond).

Stay safe out there!
carrot cake traybake recipe by what claire did

Carrot Cake Traybake Slices 


1.5 cups SR Flour
1 cup golden caster sugar
1/2 cup sunflower oil
3 mediums eggs
Splash vanilla essence
1/2 tsp mixed spice
1/2 tsp ginger
1 large grated carrot.
Splash milk to loosen.
Icing sugar and water for topping 


  1. Heat oven to 160c fan
  2. Grease and line a 8x8in brownie pan
  3. Grate carrot into bowl.
  4. Add oil and 3 eggs and vanilla. Mix.
  5. Add golden caster sugar, mix
  6. Sift in flower and mix. Mix will be quite thick so add a little milk to loosen.
  7. Pour mix into prepared tin and bake for around 30 mins or until a skewer comes out clean.
  8. Turn out onto wire rack and cool.
  9. Once cold, spread a thick icing sugar and water paste on top and allow to set.
  10. Once set, trim edges then cut into slices. Mix should make around 10 slices or 20 pieces if slices are halved.
carrot cake traybake recipe by what claire did

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