Prep:  30 mins + cooling time
Cook:  1 hr
Serves:  8
Average: 4.3 (60 votes)
Recipe by: Schweppes
A celebration cake to be enjoyed with Schweppes Apple & Pink Grapefruit Mineral Water. Be sure to make the classic Cream Cheese Frosting to really make this cake special.
Credit: Whisk Media Group

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Carrot and Pecan Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Carrot and Pecan Cake
Cream Cheese Frosting
Carrot and Pecan Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Grease and line a 22cm round cake pan with baking paper
  2. Sift flour, baking powder, bi-carb and cinnamon into a large bowl. Stir in sugar, carrots and 1/2 cup pecans
  3. Make a well in the centre. Whisk eggs, oil and vanilla together in a jug until well combined. Using a large metal spoon, stir mixture into dry ingredients until well combined
  4. Spoon mixture into prepared pan. Smooth top
  5. Bake for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely
Tips & Hints:
  • TASTING NOTES: The combination of Schweppes Apple & Pink Grapefruit isn't just visually appealing, it's also very easy to enjoy alongside the nut & spice tones that are derived from this decadent, celebration carrot cake. The sweet, but not too sweet, flavours in the Schweppes Apple & Pink Grapefruit very happily and perfectly balance every bite in a surprising and welcoming way. Oh and just try and stop yourself for taking a finger-full of this classic cream cheese frosting!
Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. To make cream cheese frosting, using electric hand-beaters, beat all ingredients in a bowl until light and fluffy
  2. Smooth frosting over cake. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup chopped pecans. Slice and serve
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2 years 10 months ago
Really nice and moist cake. I added less sugar than what was recommended and it was still delish! My family loved it.
3 years 10 months ago
this is an incredible recipe and loved by my entire family! Thank you!