Carrot, olive oil and almond cake
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Carrot, olive oil and almond cake

Orange zest adds zing to the savoury flavours in this delicious bake.

If you're celebrating Rosh Hashanah, please note the ingredients in this recipe are not certified kosher as sold by Waitrose.

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  • Serves8
  • CourseCake
  • Prepare20 mins
  • Cook40 mins
  • Total time1 hr
  • Plusplus cooling

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  • 90ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 orange,zest
  • 225g carrots, finely grated
  • 190g ground almonds
  • 50g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar, to dust


  1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C, gas mark 4. Line the base and sides of a 23cm loose-bottomed or springform cake tin with baking parchment.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, using electric beaters, whisk the oil, caster sugar and eggs together for 2 minutes. Whisk in the vanilla, orange zest and a pinch of salt, followed by the carrots. Fold in the ground almonds, flour and baking powder to make a batter. Pour into the prepared tin and bake in the centre of the oven for about 40 minutes, until golden, risen and springy to the touch. A skewer inserted into the centre should come out clean.

  3. Allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes then turn out and leave to cool on a wire rack. Dust the surface with icing sugar before serving.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


1,735kJ/ 417kcals



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