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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

One Bowl Carrot Cake

Are you looking for a cake that is just as delicious plain, right out of the pan as it is with frosting or a sauce? If so, One Bowl Carrot Cake is just what you are looking for! Perfect as a snack cake right out of the pan, but for dessert, upscale with a bit of frosting or a creamy dessert sauce...

How to make a whole wheat One Bowl Carrot Cake!

Carrot cake has always been my favorite! And nothing makes me as happy as taking a favorite dessert and making that perfect transition to whole wheat. But before you write this on off, take another look! One Bowl Carrot Cake is soft, tender, and delicious. Does that sound boring or not worth making, yeah I didn't think so! 


Whole wheat desserts have a bad reputation to overcome, but this recipe for One Bowl Carrot Cake is proof that the words whole wheat and delicious can be in the same sentence! I have been on a whole food journey for a few years now, and I was as skeptical (possibly more so...) as anyone could be. Whole grain anything, was not worth my time, or belly space. Because I had not learned that for delicious results, you must work with the ingredients, and not against them. 

One Bowl Carrot Cake, wholesome and delicious belong in the same sentence!

Success in cooking and baking is not only picking the right recipe, but also the right ingredients. Whole wheat is a generic term if you will, there are hundreds possibly thousands of strains of wheat. Within those numbers, there are six classes of wheat. According to
eatwheat.org  the six different classes of wheat represent the ways in which wheat is best used. White Whole Wheat flour is the best choice for a tender cake, batch of cookies, or quick bread. I know in those early years, I was using the wrong wheat and expecting impossible to achieve results...


Ingredients needed for this recipe:
  • White Whole Wheat flour
  • sugar
  • brown sugar, yes, you can make your own!
  • baking soda
  • ground cinnamon
  • salt
  • eggs
  • oil
  • vanilla
You will also need the following:
  • medium-sized mixing bowl
  • box grater or food processor
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • whisk
  • silicone spatula
  • 8-inch baking pan
Now we are ready to begin!


One Bowl Carrot Cake, serve plain, frosted or with Buttermilk Creme Dessert Sauce.

One Bowl Carrot Cake
350-degree oven

1 c white whole wheat flour, we prefer sprouted white whole wheat flour
1/2 c sugar
1/3 c brown sugar
1 t baking soda
1/2 t cinnamon
1/4 t salt

2 eggs
1/3 c oil
2 t vanilla

1 1/2 - 2 c grated carrots
1/3 c raisins, finely chopped


In a large mixing bowl, combine the sprouted whole wheat flour, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Mix well using a whisk, set aside.


Grate enough carrots to fill the measure, I usually grate four carrots. Chop the raisins, set aside. 

One Bowl Carrot Cake


Add the eggs, oil, and vanilla to the flour mixture beat until smooth. Stir in the grated carrots and the chopped raisins. 


Turn the batter into a prepared 8-inch baking pan.  


Bake 30 minutes or until done in your oven. Remove from the oven and let cool completely. 

One Bowl Carrot Cake, 8 inch pan means "small batch" perfect!


Serve plain, frosted, or with a splash of Buttermilk Creme Dessert Sauce!


Storage options for One Bowl Carrot Cake. Covered One Bowl Carrot Cake will keep well at room temperature for up to three days, refrigerate for longer storage. One Bowl Carrot Cake like most plain freshly baked and cooled cakes, freeze well. Thaw in the refrigerator to prevent any frost from forming wet spots. 

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Printable "copy and paste" version:

One Bowl Carrot Cake
inspired by Little House Living
350-degree oven

1 c white whole wheat flour, we prefer sprouted white whole wheat flour
1/2 c sugar
1/3 c brown sugar
1 t baking soda
1/2 t cinnamon
1/4 t salt

2 eggs
1/3 c oil
2 t vanilla

1 1/2 - 2 c grated carrots
1/3 c raisins, finely chopped

In a large mixing bowl, combine the sprouted whole wheat flour, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt. Mix well using a whisk, set aside.

Grate enough carrots to fill the measure, I usually grate four carrots. Chop the raisins, set aside. 

Add the eggs, oil, and vanilla to the flour mixture beat until smooth. Stir in the grated carrots and the chopped raisins. 

Turn the batter into a prepared 8-inch baking pan.  

Bake 30 minutes or until done in your oven. Remove from the oven and let cool completely. 

Serve plain, frosted, or with a splash of Buttermilk Creme Dessert Sauce!


Storage options for One Bowl Carrot Cake. Covered One Bowl Carrot Cake will keep well at room temperature for up to three days, refrigerate for longer storage. One Bowl Carrot Cake like most plain freshly baked and cooled cakes, freeze well. Thaw in the refrigerator to prevent any frost from forming wet spots. 

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  1. Ok, then, you've got another winner here! Paired with the buttermilk creme sauce ... mmmmmmm, can't wait to try them.

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  2. That sounds delicious! I have been craving carrot cake with cream cheese frosting-- YUM! Pinned.

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    1. I hope you enjoy this cake as much as we did, thanks for stopping by!

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  3. My husband's favorite kind of cake (and his birthday is coming up . . . hummmmm)

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    1. I realized when I made it, it would be so easy to double for a layered cake...thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it!

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  4. One of our favourite cakes is Carrot, Walnut and Ginger cake. It's pretty much the only way I eat carrot cake.

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  5. I LOVE carrot cake, it's one of my favourites. This sounds quick and easy to put together, my kind of recipe! Thanks for sharing at Handmade Monday :-)

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  6. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. We appreciate your shares. They have been Tweeted Pinned. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

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    1. Thank you Marilyn! And thanks for hosting Over the Moon!

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  7. Yummy carrot cake!! Thanks so much for linking up with me at the Unlimited Link Party 24. Pinned!

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    1. Dee, thanks so for hosting Ultimate Link up # 24, I appreciate it!

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