NZWW winning carrot cake recipe

griffo4, Sep 23, 1:42am
I read about someone having a winning carrot cake recipe, I think in this weeks NZWW, but l forgot to buy it when l was in town and was wondering if anyone has seen the recipe?
Just wondering if it is a different recipe to the ones already on here?

glasshalfull, Sep 23, 2:56am
Bake This Cake!
Recipe by Nici Wickes
- Eggs
- White Sugar
- Brown Sugar
- Oil
- Lemon Juice
- High Grade Flour
- Wholemeal Flour
- Cinnamon
- Nutmeg
- Ginger
- Baking Soda
- Baking Powder
- Carrots
- Pumpkin & Sunflower Seeds
- Walnuts

Want more than just the ingredients? Buy this weeks New Zealand Woman's Weekly to get the full recipe!

Found this. Seems to have a few different ingredients than my recipes.

The Motueka grape and grain carrot cake is hard to beat though!

2 Cups of wholemeal Flour
2 Cups of sugar
2 tspn of Mixed spice
2 tspn Cinnamon
2 tspn of Baking Soda
1 Cup of Walnuts
1/2 Cup of Pumpkin seeds
1 Cup of Sultanas
1 Cup of chopped up dried Apricots

Mix all of the above ingredients together then:

. 750gm Grated Carrots
1½ Cups oil
4 eggs
2 tspn Vanilla

add grated carrots, mix well
whisk up 1½ Cups oils with the 4 eggs add the vanilla, then Fold Carefully into the dry ingredients
DO NOT OVER MIX Bake at 170oc for up to 2 hours keep an eye on it, Dont forget to line the tin, makes 1 large cake

cottagerose, Sep 24, 10:53am
I've been making the motueka carrot cake for the last few years and it's the best ever

griffo4, Sep 27, 11:07pm
Thank you glasshalfull l have made the motueka cake many times and love it
l couldn't buy that weeks magazine as it was gone from shelves when l went in Monday but l got it from this weeks email and the link is below for the recipe
I may just have to try this one out soon but still love the Moon over Martinborough Dave's Carrot cake

flower-child01, Oct 4, 9:09am
Here it is here

Best-ever carrot cake with cream cheese icing
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Scrumptious carrot cake
With its wholemeal flour and vegetables (even seeds), Nici Wickes' carrot cake is as robust as it is delicious. This recipe creates a light, airy and huge cake, so tuck in!

4 large eggs
1 cupwhite sugar
1/2 cuploosely packed brown sugar
1 1/4 cupsneutral tasting oil (Nici used sunflower)
2 cupshigh-grade flour
1 cupwholemeal flour
2 tspcinnamon
1/2 tspnutmeg
1/2 tspginger
1 tspbaking soda
3 tspbaking powder
3 cupsgrated carrot
1/2 cuppumpkin and sunflower seeds
2 tsplemon juice
1/2 cuptoasted and chopped walnuts, to garnish
Cream cheese icing

200 gcream cheese, at room temperature
30 gbutter, softened
2 cupsicing sugar
1 tspvanilla
Recipe by


Nici Wickes
Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and line a 24cm square tin with baking paper.
Beat the eggs and sugar until thick and creamy. Add the oil and beat again until well blended. Add the sifted dry ingredients – flours, spices, baking soda and baking powder – and mix thoroughly but with a light hand. Fold in the carrots, seeds and lemon juice.
Pour into the prepared tin.
Bake for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
Allow to cool in the tin until warm before turning out on to a wire rack.
Ice with cream cheese icing once completely cooled and shower with toasted walnuts.
Cream cheese icing

Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.

- Makes one 24cm cake.

- Using some wholemeal flour and adding pumpkin and sunflower seeds adds texture to this beautiful cake.

buzzy110, Oct 5, 4:41am
Just like to say thank you for taking the effort to make this post flower-child, in the absence of the OP.

samanya, Oct 5, 5:17am
& thanks to others who posted their recipes as well.
I have made and like the Motueka recipe, but the one flower-child01 & the Nici Wickes one sound delish, as well.
Which one will you try, buzzy?
(for a special occasion, of course)

dreamers, Dec 15, 5:19pm
Made this yesterday ,wow it was so good and everyone had a second piece.

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