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Wood Fired Classic Carrot Cake


  • 450ml vegetable oil

  • 400g plain flour

  • 2tsp bicarbonate of soda

  • 550g sugar

  • 5 eggs

  • ½tsp salt

  • 2½tsp ground cinnamon

  • 525g carrots (Grated)

  • 150g shelled walnuts (Chopped)

  • 1 greased cake tin

For the icing

  • 200g cream cheese

  • 150g caster sugar

  • 100g butter (softened)

  • Rind of 1 lemon for garnish


  1. Firstly get those wood fired ovens fired up to their optimum temperature and allow some time for your oven to cool to lower baking temperatures- roughly 160°c-180°c.

  2. Next, combine all of the ingredients excluding the walnuts and carrots. Once the mixture is smooth add in your carrots and walnuts then mix until all the ingredients are evenly dispersed.

  3. Now spoon in the mix into the cake tin and bake for roughly an hour, or until a skewer comes out clean. When ready, remove from your wood fired oven and leave to cool for 15 minutes. Whilst you are waiting for your cake to cool you can get started on the icing.

  4. In a bowl beat together the caster sugar, butter and cream cheese until it is light and fluffy. Generously spread over the top of your cake and leave to set. Finally, grate over a rind of a lemon for some great tangy flavours. Now all that’s left to do is make a cup of tea and enjoy a yummy slice of your wood fired carrot cake.