Carrot traybake with chocolate icing

carrot traybake with chocolate icing

I know most people are not used to eating carrot cake with chocolate but that’s the way my mum has always made it. And I love it! πŸ™‚

The texture is quite different too. Rather than a dense cake, this batter results in a lovely fluffy and moist cake.

3 carrots
3 eggs
240ml (1 cup) oil
400g (2 cups) sugar
375g (2 cups) flour
1 tbsp baking powder
Pre-heat oven to 180Β°C (350Β°F). Grease and flour a 34x24cm (12″x9″) baking tray.
In a food processor, grate carrots, then change the blade, add in the eggs and oil and beat until smooth.
Pour mixture into a bowl, add the dry ingredients and fold gently.
Pour mixture into prepared tin and bake for about 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.

1 tbsp cornflour
170g (2 cups) cocoa
1 tin sweetened condensed milk
300ml milk
2 tbsp butter
In a saucepan, stir cornflour into milk, add the other ingredients and take it to a medium heat. Let it boil until you start to see the bottom of the pan. Remove from heat and apply whilst it’s still hot.

carrot traybake with chocolate icing

19 responses to “Carrot traybake with chocolate icing

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  2. Carrot cake and chocolate icing? I am SO happy that you put this together πŸ˜€
    I never thought of putting an iconic dessert with an iconic flavour!

    Choc Chip Uru


  3. With all that chocolate, and the golden base, the top picture resembles a giant Jaffa Cake. Looks lovely. I once made a chocolate beetroot cake but don’t think I’ve ever mixed carrot with chocolate.


    • Now that you mentioned it, I see the resemblance with Jaffa cake πŸ™‚ Next time you make a carrot cake try it with chocolate sauce. It’s totally worth it!


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