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Pitted dates carrot cake

This is my first time making a cake for my friend’s birthday and I’ve decided to combine two of her favourite cakes into one. It took me slightly over an hour preparing the ingredients for the cake and my hands were sore from grating all that carrots. But the birthday girl loved the cake and everyone had a great time and that’s all that matters!

Ingredients for the cake
Preheat the oven to 160 degrees
Preparation time: 1 hour
Baking time: 30min or when the cake turns brown and the skewer comes out clean

  1. 200g self-raising plain flour
  2. 200g self-raising wholemeal flour
  3. 200g unsalted butter
  4. 160g brown sugar
  5. 4 eggs
  6. 2 tsp bicarbonate soda
  7. 2 tsp cinnamon powder
  8. 1 tsp nutmeg
  9. 180ml buttermilk
  10. 250g pitted dates
  11. 175ml hot water
  12. 300g grated carrots
  13. zest 1 orange
  14. 100g walnuts

Ingredients for the frosting

  1. 300g cream cheese (I used Philadelphia light cream cheese)
  2. 70g icing sugar
  3. 1 tsp vanilla essence

Nutrition per slice (one cake serves 12)

Click on the images below for the baking instructions


  1. Ema Jones says

    Beautiful Pitted dates carrot cake. I’m adding in some slivered pistachios. May I?

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