Hummingbird Bakery Carrot Cake

Who doesn’t love a slice of carrot cake? We found this speedy video demonstrating how to make and decorate a carrot cake from the Hummingbird Bakery. You can of course decorate it how you like, and while it’s available at the their bakeries, why not try this carrot cake recipe yourself? Scroll down for the video and carrot cake recipe.

Watch The Video

They say that, smothered in cream cheese frosting, this sweetly spiced, walnut-studded wonder sponge is one of their customer favourites. Watch this Hummingbird carrot cake video then take a look at the hugely popular recipe for carrot cake. Scroll down for the recipe.

 Carrot Cake Recipe
by The Hummingbird Bakery


300 g soft light brown sugar
3 eggs
300 ml sunflower oil
300 g plain flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus extra to decorate
½ teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
300 g carrots, grated
100 g shelled walnuts, chopped, plus 75 g extra, chopped and whole, to decorate
1 quantity Cream Cheese Frosting (Scroll down for the recipe and method)

Cream Cheese Frosting

For the method and cream cheese frosting we used the version from Good To Know:

  • 300g icing sugar, sifted
  • 50g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 125g cream cheese, cold

Beat the icing sugar and butter together in a freestanding electric mixer with a paddle attachment (or use a handheld electric whisk) on medium-slow speed until the mixture comes together and is well mixed.

Add the cream cheese in one go and beat until it is completely incorporated. Turn the mixer up to medium-high speed. Continue beating until the frosting is light and fluffy, at least 5 mins. Spoon or pipe the cream cheese frosting on top of a cold cake(s).

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The Origins Of Carrot Cake

Recipes for carrot cake date back to the 1500s with carrot puddings eaten by Europeans in the Middle Ages. They contained ingredients including cream, eggs, raisins, sweetener (dates and sugar), spices (clove and mace), scraped carrot, and breadcrumbs (in place of flour). It became popular in European cookbooks of the 1800s and the popularity in the UK came about because of rationing during the World War II. (Source: Wikipedia Carrot Cake)

Hummingbird Bakery Carrot Cake Recipe

About Hummingbird Bakery

The Hummingbird Bakery is an American-style bakery founded in 2004 to bring the authentic taste of American home baking to London. The company opened its first branch on Portobello Road in Notting Hill in 2004 and has since launched a further five branches across London in South Kensington, Soho, Spitalfields, Islington and Richmond. It also has a franchise presence in the Middle East with two branches already operating in Dubai.

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