Mary Berry Inspired Carrot Cake

Welcome to the enchanting world of baking, with the Mary Berry touch leading the way. Today, we’re excited to share our Mary Berry Inspired Carrot Cake Magic. This rendition of the timeless carrot cake is a testament to Mary Berry’s influence and baking finesse. Whether you’re drawn to the classic cream cheese frosting or intrigued by innovative twists, this recipe promises a delightful journey of flavors.

Recipe Information:

  • Total Time: 1 hour and 5 minutes
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Bake Time: 50 minutes
  • Serves: 10

Difficulty: Easy

About the Bake:

This Mary Berry carrot cake recipe captures the essence of the classic while adding a touch of magic. While the traditional full-fat cream cheese frosting is a crowd-pleaser, here we offer a lighter, yet equally delightful, low-fat soft cheese alternative. For those seeking a different adventure, drizzle clear honey over the cake while it’s warm and adorn it with chopped walnuts. Don’t miss out on our other carrot-based delights: the carrot cake traybake and the breakfast carrot and courgette muffins.


Step 1: Prepare the Pan

  1. Begin with the charm of simplicity. Lightly grease an 18cm (7 inch) cake tin and line its base with baking parchment.

Step 2: Blend with Love

  1. Here’s where the magic happens. In a spacious bowl, bring together all the cake ingredients with Mary Berry’s finesse. Stir with enthusiasm until the mixture embodies harmony. Pour this enchanting blend into the awaiting cake tin, ensuring it rests evenly.

Step 3: Bake with Anticipation

  1. Invite the oven to join the spectacle. Preheat it to 180°C (fan 170°C, gas mark 4). Slide the cake tin into its warm embrace and let the cake bake for approximately 50 minutes. Watch it rise with pride, until its top is firm to the touch and it gracefully withdraws from the tin’s edges.

Step 4: Graceful Cooling

  1. As the cake emerges, grant it a few moments to cool within the tin. Afterwards, with the gentle guidance of Mary Berry’s touch, transfer it onto a wire cooling rack. Let it shed its lining paper and cool in anticipation of its grand reveal.

Step 5: The Crowning Glory

  1. Now, prepare for the cake’s regal adornment. In a harmonious union, blend the cheese, honey, and lemon juice. This mixture shall grace the cake’s crown. As if adding stardust, sprinkle chopped walnuts and pistachio nuts over the top. And as the final touch, tuck the cake into the refrigerator, a sanctuary that awaits its grand debut.


The curtain rises on the Mary Berry Inspired Carrot Cake Magic, a symphony of flavors guided by the illustrious Mary Berry herself. This cake, a canvas painted with tradition and innovation, invites you to experience the joy of baking, Mary Berry style. From mixing the ingredients with love to savoring the exquisite result, this journey beckons you to embrace the art of baking, enriched by the magic that only Mary Berry can inspire.

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