Carrot and Walnut Cake

Carrot and Walnut Cake Free Spirited SistersThis Carrot and Walnut Cake recipe is an old favourite, tweaked a little to make it that little bit more healthy. I just love the crunch of the walnuts in this cake and enjoy having a piece with my arvo coffee on the reg!

Carrot and Walnut Cake

Course Snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12
Author Katie Dow


  • 2 cups wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 3 medium carrots grated
  • 3/4 cup walnuts
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon ground
  • 1 tsp ginger ground


  1. Preheat oven to 180/350 degrees.

  2. Combine flour, cinnamon and ginger in a bowl.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine milk, eggs, coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla.

  4. Add wet mix to dry and stir to combine.

  5. Add grated carrot and walnuts and fold through.

  6. Pour mixture into lined square cake tin and bake for 40 minutes or until cooked through.

  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool. 

  8. Slice into squares and enjoy!

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