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Carrot cake wars

April 24, 2010

After proclaiming  Simon’s carrot cake to be the fairest in all the land, I think we may have just stumbled onto a better one – or at least one with a better story – courtesy of our friend D. D was reading a magazine one day (perhaps Woman’s Weekly? ) and someone had written in to ask if anyone knew the recipe for the delicious looking carrot cake featured inPipa’s Cafe in ……. Home and Away. How hilarious! And the magazine supplied a response. Now, courtesy of our friend D and the Woman’s Weekly you too can enjoy this “famous” cake. Having just gorged ourselves on one huge carrot cake this past week or so we haven’t had the stomach to make another. However, the addition of crystalised ginger makes it sound pretty damn good. If you make it, please leave a comment!

Pippa’s Home & Away Carrot Cake Recipe

You’ll need

  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 1 tsp bicarb soda
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1½ cups finely grated carrot
  • ½ cup sultanas
  • ½ cup glaced ginger (~125g), chopped
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs

To cook

Sift flour, soda & spices. Stir in sugar, carrot, sultanas, ginger & nuts then combined eggs and oil. Beat the whole thing for 5 mins then bake in a  moderate oven for n hour.


  • 60g cream cheese
  • 1 tsp lemon rind
  • 30g soft butter
  • 1½ cups icing sugar

To cook

Beat cream cheese, lemon rind & butter then beat in sifted icing sugar

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Joy permalink
    January 17, 2011 12:27 pm

    I agree great cake have been baking it for a number of years and yes the Home and Away story is correct but I think it was in the New Idear many years ago, going now to make for my daughter and her husband, I had to search for recipe as mine is at home

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