I don’t think I have ever made a carrot cake but after making this one, I will definitely be making it again. If you are looking for a beginner recipe, this is it. What makes it even better is the cream cheese frosting. Yum.
It’s also one of those cakes that seems like it can’t be healthy, but it’s really filled with goodness. First of all, it has whole wheat flour (I used half white and half whole wheat) which is very healthy. There is also tons of grated carrot – 1 pound – so that gives has a lot of nutrition and it helps to keep the cake moist.
The greek yogurt keeps the cake moist too and the cinnamon gives nice flavour. I also like that it wasn’t overly sweet, it was the perfect amount of maple syrup in the batter. Another thing I liked is the chopped walnuts all throughout. They give a little extra texture and yumminess.
One thing I will say about the cake is that the batter was quite thick after mixing the wet and dry ingredients together. I was worried it wouldn’t bake properly but it came out of the oven golden brown and very springy (meaning it was fluffy). Maybe it was a little too much carrot – I followed the exact measurements on the recipe so I guess it’s supposed to be that thick.
The cake is delicious on its own but adding the cream cheese frosting is really the cherry on top. I love cream cheese frosting and this one is nicely flavoured with vanilla. It gives the cake this extra richness and touch more sweetness. It’s so good when you get a bite of cake with frosting, they’re perfect together.
Do you like to bake? If so, what’s your favourite type of cake? Let me know 🙂