4.72 from 7 votes
Carrot Cake Traybake!
Prep Time
15 mins
Cooling Time
1 hr
Total Time
40 mins

A Delicious, Easy, and Moreish Carrot Cake Traybake with Cream Cheese Frosting and Chopped Nuts!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cake
Servings: 18 Slices!
Calories: 444 kcal
Author: Jane's Patisserie
Cake Ingredients!
  • 300 ml Sunflower Oil
  • 5 Large Eggs
  • 350 g Light Brown Sugar
  • 500 g Grated Carrots
  • 150 g Raisins
  • Zest of 2 Oranges
  • 400 g Self Raising Flour
  • 2 tsps Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 3 tsps Mixed Spice
  • 1.5 tsps Ground Ginger
  • 1.5 tsps Ground Cinnamon
Topping Ingredients!
  • 125 g Unsalted Butter (Room temperature)
  • 280 g Philadelphia (Full Fat)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Mixed Spice
  • 500 g Icing Sugar
  • 200 g Chopped Nuts
  • Icing Sugar
  1. Preheat your oven to 180C/160C Fan and Grease & line a large tin - I used a 10x13" Traybake/Roasting tin. 

  2. Pour the Sunflower Oil & Eggs into a large bowl and add the sugar – mix lightly and combine. 

  3. Add the Grated Carrots, Rasins, and Orange Zest and fold through to combine.

  4. Add the Flour, Bicarbonate, Mixed Spice, Ginger, & Cinnamon and mix again – try not to over mix! 

  5. Pour the mixture into the tin, and bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes. Sometimes it can take a little longer so test with a skewer!

  6. Once baked, leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, and then cool on a wire rack. 

  7. With a stand mixer/electric whisk, beat the room temperature/softened Butter for a couple of minutes so its really smooth. 

  8. Fold through the the Cream Cheese so its combined, or beat on a low speed. Stir in the Vanilla extract.

  9. Gradually add in the Icing Sugar till its all combined – try not to beat too hard, you’ll want to do this bit by hand. I add usually about 500g, you want to add enough for it to be firm.

  10. Once the cake is fully cooled, slather the frosting on top. Smooth it over, and sprinkle on some chopped nuts (I used walnuts and pecans) and then give it a sprinkle of icing sugar!

Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Carrot Cake Traybake!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 444 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 83mg28%
Sodium 220mg10%
Potassium 299mg9%
Carbohydrates 74g25%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 48g53%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 5100IU102%
Vitamin C 2.3mg3%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.