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Carrot Cake Tray Bake

You can never have enough carrot cake in my opinion – which is why I like to make it in a variety of different ways! Whichever way you make it, be sure to top it with some tasty frosting before tucking in.

carrot cake tray bake

How To Make A Carrot Cake Tray Bake

To make this wonderful cake as a tray bake you use the same combination of ingredients as you would for a traditional double-layered carrot cake, carrot cake muffins, or even my air fryer carrot cake.

You can scroll down to the bottom of this post for the recipe card and print it out if needed.

The ingredients you need are;

  • 150g soft brown sugar
  • 150g room temperature butter (or you could substitute with 100ml sunflower oil)
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 175g grated carrot (approx 2 carrots)
  • 60g sultanas
carrot cake tray bake ingredients

In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar before slowly adding in the beaten eggs.

Add the flour, a little at a time, mixing it in well. Add the cinnamon and baking powder before adding in the grated carrot and sultanas.

making batter for carrot cake tray bake

Mix everything together and transfer to a greased baking tray.

carrot cake batter in baking tray ready to cook for a carrot cake tray bake

Cook at 180C/160C fan/gas 4 for 25 to 30 minutes, or until it is golden brown on top and cooked through.

Leave it to cool for 10 minutes before removing it from the tin and frosting it. I used a basic frosting by mixing together 100g icing sugar with 75g soft butter. You can also add in a little orange juice or vanilla essence to give it some more flavour.

You leave the frosting as it is or you can decorate with some walnuts, or like me, by using up some sprinkles!

carrot cake tray bake recipe
carrot cake tray bake recipe

Carrot Cake Tray Bake

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Turn a traditional carrot cake into a tasty carrot cake tray bake. Add some frosting and your favourite toppings!


  • 150g soft brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 150g butter, softened at room temperature
  • 200g self raising flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 175g grated carrot (approx 2 medium carrots)
  • 60g sultanas


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4.
  2. Grease a 20cm x 30cm baking tin.
  3. Put the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and cream it together.
  4. Slowly add in the beaten eggs and combine.
  5. Fold in the flour, baking powder and cinnamon and gently mix together.
  6. Add the grated carrot and sultanas, stirring them in.
  7. Transfer the mixture to the greased baking tin and place in the preheated oven.
  8. Cook for 25 to 30 minutes or until cooked through and golden brown on top.
  9. Leave the carrot cake to cool down before adding frosting or icing of your choice.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 15 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 184Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 277mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 3g

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