Nancy’s Carrot Cake

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Skill Level: Easy
HD Lessons: 7
Decoration Time: 4 hours

Carrot cake with Nancy downloadable tools and ingredients

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Ingredients for 2x 8” Round cakes (2.5″ depth)

Pre-heat oven to 170C for 1hr 20mins (fan assisted) – adjust depending of cake size and oven type

Mix up until all mixed through

650 ml vegetable oil

1.5 lbs sugar

8 eggs

1.5 lbs plain flour

Sift then add

2 tspn salt

0.5 tspn nutmeg

1 tspn baking powder

1 tspn all spice

4 tspn baking soda (bi-carbonate)

6 tspn cinnamon

1.5 lbs grated carrots (grate in a processor)

Cream Cheese Frosting…

Paul Hollywood

50g butter

200g philadelphia cheese (full fat)

100g icing sugar

Zest from one orange

Nigella Lawson

175g butter

200g philadelphia cheese (full fat)

215g icing sugar

Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking

120g butter

480g philadelphia cheese (full fat)

300g icing sugar

Vanilla essence



Cooling tray


Greaseproof paper

Learn how to make carrot cake with Nancy Bradford (Paul's Mum)...

In this week's tutorial, Paul's Mum Nancy teaches us how to make her fantastic carrot cake!

Nancy first shows us how to make the carrot cake before testing out 3 different cream cheese topping recipes and giving her verdict on the best from...

  • Paul Hollywood
  • Nigella Lawson
  • and Gemma's Big Bolder Baking

This is a fun-filled tutorial, perfect for fans of baking and those looking to discover the best type of cream cheese toppings.

In the following tutorial, you will learn...

  • How to bake an incredibly flavoursome carrot cake.
  • Paul Hollywood's cream cheese frosting recipe
  • Nigella Lawson's cream cheese frosting recipe
  • Gemma's Bigger Bolder Baking cream cheese frosting recipe
  • and much, much more.


Don't forget to share your interpretations of this wonderful cake with Paul and rest of the Sugarcraft community on our Facebook group.

Who knows? You may even end up featured in one of our monthly members' cake showcase.


Paul Bradford

Paul Bradford

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