Carrot and macadamia cake

Carrot and macadamia cake

Taste of Australia
10 mins
Cooking time
50 mins
Stuart Scott

Joanne Scott, who runs Lorne Valley Macadamia Farm with her husband, Ray, also runs a café on site. This cake is very popular with her customers.


Quantity Ingredient
160g wholemeal flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
140g macadamia nuts, roughly chopped
220g raw sugar
160g sultanas
235g finely grated carrot, firmly packed
2 eggs, lightly beaten
125ml macadamia oil

Cream cheese frosting

Quantity Ingredient
20g butter, softened
125g cream cheese
80g icing sugar
1 teaspoon grated orange zest


  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C.
  2. Grease and line the base of a 20 cm round cake tin with baking paper. Sift the flour, cinnamon and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl. Add the macadamia nuts, sugar, sultanas and carrot and mix well. Add the eggs and oil and stir until all the ingredients are combined.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared cake tin and bake for 50 minutes. The cake is cooked when a skewer inserted in the centre is removed dry with no clinging batter. However, if it is not cooked after 50 minutes, cover with foil and cook for a further 10–20 minutes. Allow to cool.
  4. For the cream cheese frosting, beat the butter and cream cheese together with a hand-held electric beater until fluffy. Add the icing sugar and beat on a low speed until smooth. Lastly, stir through the orange zest. Spoon the frosting onto the cooled cake, cut the cake into slices and serve.


  • It’s always hard to go past a cup of tea or coffee with a cake like this, but a dessert wine would also do the trick.
Taste of Australia
Back to top
    No results found
    No more results
      No results found
      No more results
        No results found
        No more results
          No results found
          No more results
            No results found
            No more results
              No results found
              No more results
              Please start typing to begin your search
              We're sorry but we had trouble running your search. Please try again