Kitchen Therapy

Fluted Carrot Orange Cake


fluted carrot cake

I have been indulging my sweet tooth over the Christmas break. Pavlova, caramel slice, vanilla slice, panna cotta and a variety of Italian pastries from Nutella filled Ricotta Cakes to my favourite, the Butterfly, a double profiterole filled with vanilla and chocolate pastry cream. It has been a very sweet holiday! So… when I saw this as the recipe of the week I have to admit I didn’t feel too excited. A cake with carrot, ginger and orange? It felt almost… healthy. I wanted more of the lush creaminess I was indulging in for the past few weeks. The only thing that stood in this recipe’s favour was its simplicity. That and the fact that I had missed being a part of the Tuesdays with Dorie group! So I baked…



The smell, colour and texture that came together in making this cake surprised me.
The kids started to migrate towards the kitchen asking what the smell was. Always a good sign!





The cake was light yet moist.
The flavour was full and satisfying and it was eaten in one day.
I think it was a welcome change to be honest.

It has been an intense year in our household, my daughter graduated from high school and after months and months of studying for the final exams she recently received her results and smashed her tests! She needed a high mark to gain entry into the double degree she had her heart set on and her hard work paid off. She worked so hard, I could not be happier for her or more proud.
So we celebrated her results as well as all the usual Christmas/New Year festivities with lots and lots of cake as I mentioned above.




My daughter graduating from high school, celebrating with friends and off to her Year 12 formal above.
She liked Dorie’s Fluted Carrot Orange Cake the most and has always been excited to taste the latest Tuesdays with Dorie group recipe.


19 thoughts on “Fluted Carrot Orange Cake

  1. Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.

  2. Congradulations on you daughter and all the best to her. Your cake looks great. This was an easy one and very tasty, something you can make for the Sunnday tea-time.

  3. This is a new favourite in my house! Congrats on your daughter graduating!

  4. Congratulations to tour daughter, and welcome back to TWD. Great recipe to come back to!

  5. Congratulations to your daughter, and also to you on such an amazing cake!

  6. What an amazing colour that cake is!

  7. Congrats to your daughter! So satisfying to see one’s hard work pay off. And I agree with your initial reaction to the cake – healthy? Meh. But…despite the alleged healthiness, it WAS tasty, wasn’t it?

  8. Congratulations to your daughter. This cake was lovely – and it did feel almost healthy!

  9. Beautiful looking cake. And congratualtions on surviving Year 12. I have 2 down and 1 to go but a few years break as my youngest in only in Year 10. I like the way you have made this cake quite thin – it looks really pretty. margaret

  10. Congratulations to your daughter. Your cake looks so light and moist – very pretty.

  11. Such a lovely way to celebrate, a delicious cake that is moist and light. Congratulations to your
    very pretty daughter.

  12. Congratulations to your daughter-having two that are now out on their own, I know how it is to see them succeed. Using a square tart pan is such a nice presentation, must put one on my wish list!

  13. Congratulations on your daughter! I love your square fluted pan!!

  14. Love your cake, looks pretty made in a square shaped tart pan.
    Congratulations to your daughter!

  15. What a lovely looking cake! Looks about perfect, congratulations to your daughter!

  16. Congratulations to your daughter, such a big accomplishment. You can indulge your sweet tooth again with the next recipe. The lemon bars are anything but light. Happy baking.

  17. Gorgeous– like love the square shape and the artistic smattering of icing! Congratulations to your daughter!

  18. Congratulations to your daughter! (She is stunning by the way…) It just does not seem possible that she graduated already.

  19. I missed this post, since I missed posting about this cake until today. Congratulations to your daughter! What a big milestone for your family.

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