Carrot Cake Traybake

Hello guys! A new amazing cake recipe for you today, Carrot Cake Traybake. A delicious spiced carrot cake base topped with a silky orange zest cream cheese frosting.

If you don’t have an 8×8 inch tray you can still use this recipe. If your tray is larger just reduce the cooking time by a few minutes, if your tray is smaller your cake will be taller so up your cooking time by a few minutes. You could also bake this isn’t two small round tins and bake it as a layer cake. It’s up to you! I just love the ease of a traybake cake.

Have you got any traybake recipe requests? Let me know in the comments below or send me a DM over on Instagram.I love a traybake cake as its perfect for any occasion and it is so simple to bake!

If you have any questions Dm me on Instagram. Happy Baking! <3 Keep an eye out on my Instagram for a Reel of me making this Carrot Cake Traybake..

Carrot Cake Traybake

A delicious spiced carrot cake base topped with a silky orange zest cream cheese frosting.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: cake, carrot cake, cream cheese
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 16
Author: Gill


  • 8×8 Tin
  • Baking paper
  • Bowls
  • Electric whisk
  • Spatula
  • Weighing scales



  • 140 grams Vegetable/sunflower oil
  • 170 grams Light Brown Sugar
  • 200 grams Self raising flour
  • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 tsp Mixed spice
  • ½ Zest Of an orange
  • 200 grams Grated carrots
  • 80 grams Chopped walnuts


  • 100 grams Unsalted butter
  • 300 grams Icing sugar
  • 120 grams Cream Cheese
  • ½ Zest Of an orange
  • Walnuts for decorating
  • Pinch of cinnamon



  • Preheat your oven to 180C/160 C Fan. Grease and line your 8×8 square tray.
  • In a mixing bowl, add in your eggs, oil, sugar, orange zest and mix.
  • Mix in your sieved flour, salt and spices.
  • Add in your grated carrots and chopped walnuts then mix until combined.
  • Spoon the mix into your cake tin and smooth down.
  • Bake for about 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean and the cake springs bake when you gently press it.
  • Leave to cool completely.


  • In a mixing bowl, Cream butter till pale and fluffy using an electric whisk.
  • Whisk in the cream cheese and orange zest.
  • Whisk in your icing sugar in two batches till fully combined.
  • Spread your buttercream on top of your cooled cake. I did mine nice and rough.
  • Decorate however you like. I used walnuts and orange zest.
  • Slice up and Enjoy!!!

If you make this cake recipe I would love for you to tag me on Instagram!#Gills_bakesandcakes @Gills_bakesandcakes (PS. If you are on private I will not see so send me on some snaps <3 )

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