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Healthy carrot cake traybake slices on a chopping board with a cup of tea and teapot to the left.

Healthy Carrot Cake Traybake

Healthy carrot cake traybake is so easy to make. It's deliciously moist, naturally sweetened and a perfect recipe for sharing with friends and family!

Course Home Baking
Cuisine British
Keyword carrot cake traybake, healthy carrot cake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 212kcal
Author Neil


Cake: -

  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 85 g honey
  • 50 ml vegetable oil
  • 1 banana mashed
  • 100 g plain flour
  • 50 g wholemeal flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 2 large carrots grated
  • 80 g sultanas
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

Topping: -

  • 200 g fat free soft cheese /quark
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • 1 lemon rind grated
  • Carrot confectionary decorations*


For the cake: -

  • Preheat the oven to 180CFan and line a 12”x9” / 30x22.5cm baking tin with grease proof paper.
  • Put the eggs, honey, vegetable oil and mashed banana into a bowl and beat well.
  • In a separate bowl mix the two flours, baking powder and cinnamon together, then fold in the wet mixture.
  • Stir in the carrots, sultanas, lemon juice, vanilla extract and pinch of salt then mix everything well together.
  • Scrape all the ingredients from the bowl into the baking tin. Smooth the top flat.
  • Bake for about 25 – 30 minutes. Once the mixture has risen and turned a golden colour use a wooden skewer to check that the middle is cooked. (Skewer should come out clean from the mixture).
  • Remove from oven. Allow to cool for a few minutes then remove, carefully, to a wire rack to cool completely.

Topping: -

  • Place all the topping ingredients into a bowl and beat well until smooth. Spread evenly across the top of the cooled cake.
  • Then put in the fridge for at least 2 hours
  • Remove from the fridge and cut into 12 slices.


*Optional and not included in the nutritional label.


Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 262mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1968IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 1mg