Carrot and Coconut Cake

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carrot cake

Photo courtesy of Brian Sheehan.


  • 12  Ounces  sugar
  • 1/2  Cup  vegetable oil
  • 1/2  Cup  coconut oil
  • eggs
  • 9  Ounces  AP flour
  • 2  Teaspoons  baking soda
  • 2  Teaspoons  baking powder
  • 3  Grams  ground ginger
  • Salt, to taste
  • 12  Ounces  carrots


Mix sugar, oil, and eggs to a smooth paste using an electric whisk or a stand mixer

Sift together dry ingredients and add to paste

Fold in grated carrots until combined.

Line your 8 inch cake ring with parchment paper on the base and around the sides.

Pour mix into prepared cake ring.

Bake at 400 degrees F for around 8 to 10 minutes and a deep color is achieved.

Test to see if carrot cake is cooked by inserted a skewer or small knife into center, then removing – if it comes out clean it is ready, if not cook for longer.

Carrot Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age and damage.

Carrot Cooking Tip

Vegetables should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.