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Carrot cake

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.


For the carrot cake

  • Preheat oven to 180* C (360* F) Fan.
  • Line a bowl with a clean kitchen towel.
  • Grate the carrots into the bowl, using the large blades.
  • Wrap them in the towel and wring thoroughly in order to remove as much of the moisture from the carrots as possible.
  • Transfer to a clean bowl and add the eggs, brown sugar and seed oil. Whisk.
  • In a separate bowl, add all of the dry ingredients; the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon. Mix with a spoon.
  • Add the dry mixture to the bowl with the grated carrots and mix with a spatula until completely combined.
  • Grease three 20 cm baking pans with butter and dust with flour.
  • Divide the cake batter between the 3 pans.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • When ready, remove from oven and allow to cool for 1 hour.

For the cream cheese frosting

  • Beat the butter, icing sugar and vanilla extract in a mixer for 3-4 minutes using the paddle attachment, until light and fluffy.
  • Add the cream cheese and beat for 2-3 minutes until completely incorporated.

To assemble

  • Use a knife to slice off the top part of the cakes to make their surface flat and even.
  • Place one of the layers on a serving platter and spread 1/3 of the frosting over it.
  • Add a few pieces of the top part of the cakes you sliced off so that when the second layer of cake is placed over them they won’t allow the frosting to spread.
  • Cover with the second layer of cake and spread another 1/3 of the frosting and add some more pieces of cake over it.
  • Cover with the third layer of cake and spread the remaining 1/3 of the frosting over it.
  • Top with the pieces of the cake, sesame seed bar pieces and serve.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
28 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
47 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
70 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
23 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
46 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
13 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
10 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
14 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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