Best Carrot-Walnut Cake

This carrot cake recipe is originally from the website: . I was checking recipe’s on Pinterest and found this one attractive.
It is saying in the headline: “worlds best carrot cake - Starbuck’s can’t compete with it”

It is in fact funny, that this recipe previously derived from many other blogs now landed on my Blog.
If to choose between salty or sweet, I would chose: salty. 

But when I saw this great looking picture from Pinterest I right away knew that I want to try this recipe out. Which I don’t regret, because this carrot cake is really delicious!

The walnuts and amount of grated carrots make this cake more healthy and less of a calorie bomb. 

It’s consistency, the combination of the ingredients, the first bite, when dough and frosting get together in your mouth. A dream come true!
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 



  • 200 g brown sugar

  • 180 g plant-based oil

  • 3 tbsp of 10% fat yoghurt

  • 3 Eggs

  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract or the vanilla pulp from the shell

  • 250 g flour

  • 1 tbsp Baking powder

  • 2 tbsp cinnamon

  • 1/4 tbsp nutmeg

  • 1/2 tbsp salt

  • 260 g grated carrots

  • 150 g walnuts


  • 300 g cream cheese

  • 120 g butter (room temperature)

  • 200 g icing sugar

  • the vanilla pulp from the shell

  • 1/2 tbsp salt


  1. Mix the brown sugar, oil, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and yoghurt in a bowl until a homogenous mass is created.

  2. Sift and fold in the flour and baking powder and continue to mix until the ingredients are well combined. Peel the carrots and grate them finely. Chop walnuts and add both ingredients to the dough.

  3. Grease a springform and sprinkle a little bit of sugar over it

  4. Pour in the dough and bake the cake in the oven at 180 degree Celsius for 35-40 minutes.

  5. Make the “stick-test” Let the cake cool down. In the meantime mix the butter and the cream cheese until creamy and stir in the icing sugar until it becomes a smooth cream.

  6. Taste it with the vanilla pulp and a little bit of salt. Put it aside to cool. When the cake is cooled down, put the frosting in the middle and drag it carefully in round shape to the borders. There will be some left over if you want to try it.

  7. Enjoy this explosion of textures and taste!