Carrot Cake Aisling Larkin Six O Clock Show modern lifestyle food

Moist, delicious and super easy this classic carrot cake has the perfect balance of spice and sweetness. The icing makes this cake for me. Rich, creamy and sweet with a zing of orange zest this is the perfect topping for this cake. This is a viewers favourite recipe with so many now making and baking it as your own.

Carrot Cake Aisling Larkin Six O Clock Show

Carrot Cake with White Chocolate and Orange Cream Cheese Icing

When you need a slice of cake that is good for your soul.... Make this !
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aisling larkin carrot cake
caarrot cake
simple baking
white chocolate cream cheese icing
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8


  • Equipment
  • 2 9 inch flat sponge cake tins
  • 2 mixing bowls
  • Electric beater or wooden spoon
  • Sieve
  • Grater
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Weighing scales
  • Muffin tin and papers or a loaf tin and parchment paper
  • Spoons to spoon mixture into tin
  • Measuring jug for oil


  • 300 g self raising flour
  • 300 g sugar brown, castor or granulated
  • 300 mls sunflower oil
  • 300 g carrots grated 2 small carrots
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon / mixed spice
  • 1 orange zested
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

White Chocolate & Orange Cream Cheese Icing

  • 400 g cream cheese full fat only
  • 120 g butter
  • 600-750 g icing sugar
  • 100 g white chocolate
  • 1/2 orange, juice and zest




    • Preheat the oven to 180℃. Grease the tin with oil or line with parchment papers.
    • Peel and grate the carrots. 
3. Using a hand whisk, whisk together the sugar, eggs and oil. Add in the vanilla . Grate in the zest of the orange.
    • Stir in the carrots.
    • Sieve in the flour, salt and spices if using.
    • Fold all the ingredients. Spoon in to the cake tin.
    • Bake for 45 minutes or until a cake skewer comes out dry. Cool on a wire tray.


    • Beat the butter and cream cheese together. Squeeze in the juice of the orange if using.
    • Gradually whisk in the icing sugar and combine until it forms a smooth, rich paste.
    • Stir in the melted white chocolate.
    • Pipe or spread the icing in the middle of the cake and over the top. Smooth out all the way round.
    • Garnish with some chopped pecans, some grated white chocolate and edible flours.