Recipe: Apple And Carrot Cake

cakeI had completely forgotten all about this delicious cake until my partner made it last week… and it’s so delicious I thought I’d share the recipe. It has no added sugar, getting all it’s sweetness from the fruit.

Can’t remember where the recipe came from, and it uses American cup measurements – When we make it we just use a normal teacup, and the amounts are a little bit inexact, but it’s a very forgiving recipe, and always comes out fine!


2 cups wholewheat self raising flour
1/2 cup softened butter or vegetable spread
1tsp cinnamon
1 cup chopped walnuts
2/3 cup raisins
2 cups desert apples, peeled, cored & grated
1 cup carrot, grated
Grated peel of 1 orange
2 large free range eggs
4 tbsp fresh orange juice


Line and grease a medium size loaf tin. Preheat oven to gas 6 (350F)
Sieve the flour into a large mixing bowl, and cut in the butter or spread
Mix in the fruit and all the dry ingredients
Add the eggs and orange juice and beat thoroughly until combined.
Spoon into the loaf tin, smooth the top and bake for 1 1/4 hrs or until the cake is well risen and firm to the touch.
Turn out and leave to cool on a wire rack.