Orit’s Carrot Cake

Not long after I met Orit I encountered her in a mall selling a variety of cakes. Orit was born in New Zealand so her repertoire includes a Carrot Cake. I very much like this cake, so when Orit visited in the UK recently I insisted she teach me her recipe. The cake is good regardless but you might be tempted by Orit’s Cream Cheese Icing.

Orit's Carrot Cake

Orit Schwartz


  • 1 cup Raisins
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups Corn Oil obviously more oil means more moist and more calories
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1.5 cups Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Orange Juice
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups grated carrots


  • Preheat oven to 180º C
  • Soak raisins in water until needed
  • Combine oil, eggs, sugar, orange juice in a small bowl
  • Combine flour, spice, walnuts, salts, baking powder and baking soda in a large bowl
  • Add the contents of the small bowl to the large bowl
  • Drain the raisins from above
  • Add the raisins to the large bowl
  • Add the carrots to the large bowl
  • Mix
  • Pour into 2 greased loaf tins
  • Bake at 180º C until brown (50-60 min)
  • Remove and leave to cool to room temperature

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