Chocolate and Orange Carrot Cake

This chocolate and orange carrot cake is quick and simple to make and it definitely tastes as good as it looks! Give it a try and let us know what you think!


  • 175g carrots
  • 2 eggs
  • 50g light brown soft sugar
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 125g wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 75g raisins
  • 1 large orange – zest and the juice
  • 25g cocoa powder
  • 1 large apple


1. Preheat oven to 180°C/Gas Mark 4.

2. Grease and line an 18cm square cake tin.

3. Grate the carrots and apples.

4. Beat the eggs, oil and sugar together quickly.

5. Add the remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly.

6. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin. Smooth the surface and bake in the oven for approximately 25 minutes.

7. Cut into squares and serve with custard.

Don’t worry, if you don’t have wholemeal self-raising flour, you can use white self-raising flour instead.