Carrot cake with nuts and pistachios

  • Postres
  • 60+
  • Medium

Ingredients (2 pax )

  • 5 oz. of flour
  • 3 tsp. of baking powder
  • 2 tsp. of cinnamon
  • 9 oz. of peeled and grated carrot
  • 5 oz. of sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp. of Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Spain
  • 2 oz. of raisins
  • 2 ½ oz. of nuts
  • 1 oz. of pistachios 

For the cheese frosting: 

  • 10 oz. of icing sugar
  • 5 ½ oz. of softened butter
  • 14 oz. of cream cheese 

Carrot cake

Carrot Cake recipe 


  1. Preheat the oven to 340°F and place a rack in the middle of the oven.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, yeast and ground cinnamon with a mixing spoon.
  3. In a medium bowl mix the egg, Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Spain, sugar and salt with a spoon.
  4. Peel and grate the carrot using a grater or shred it with a food processor. You can add the raisins and walnuts, if you want to, to the flour mixture. Stir until the flour coats all the carrot, raisins and nuts. This step will help the carrot, raisins, and nuts not to stick together in balls in the mix when baking.
  5. To stop the mix sticking to the mold, brush the mold with Olive Oil from Spain and sprinkle flour on it. Shake it and then turn it upside down, to get rid of the excess flour.
  6. Add the liquid ingredients from the medium bowl to the large bowl of dry ingredients, and stir well with a tongue-type spatula, not a spoon, as we want to mix them evenly into the mix without working it too much.
  7. Once well mixed, put it into the previously prepared mold and put it on the rack in the oven. Bake for 30 minutes.
  8. Remove and let cool. Remove from the mold to serve. 

Cheese Frosting 

  1. Batimos la mantequilla a temperatura ambiente y el azúcar glass hasta integrar bien los ingredientes.
  2. Añadimos el queso crema y batimos hasta que consigamos una mezcla cremosa.

Presentation of the dish: 

  • Present it decorated with the cheese frosting and pieces of nuts and raisins (optional).

Being a high-calorie dessert, we recommend that you balance the menu by selecting as a main course a salad or roast vegetables.


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