Mary Flahavan’s delicious Carrot and Oatmeal cake


  • Carrot Cake

    Another Mary Flahavan signature recipe – carrot cake with a healthy twist!

    Serves 16|Takes 30


    100g Flahavan’s Oat Bran or Flahavan’s Progress Oatlets
    125g vegetable oil
    125g flour
    200g sugar
    1 tsp baking powder
    2 eggs
    200g grated carrot
    50g chopped walnuts
    1/2 tsp cinnamon
    50g butter
    125g icing sugar
    50g cream cheese
    100g Flahavan’s Jumbo Oats
    2 tbsp. sunflower oil
    50g honey
    Orange rind to decorate


    Preheat the oven to 180°C
    If using porridge oats instead of oat bran blitz in a food processor for approx. 1 minute until they are a finer texture.
    Add all the cake ingredients to the food processor and blend well.
    Pour the mixture into a 2lb loaf tin lined with parchment paper.
    Bake in the oven for 1-11/4 hours. Allow to cool on wire rack.

    For the Jumbo oats topping:
    Heat the oil and honey in a small saucepan, add the jumbo oats and mix well.
    Spread on to a baking tray, lined with parchment and bake at 150°C for approx. 15 minutes until golden brown.

    For the icing:
    Blend the butter, icing sugar and cream cheese in a food processor or mixer until smooth.
    Spread the icing over the cooled cake, sprinkle with some of the toasted jumbo oats and decorate with orange rind as desired.

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