Carrot Cake with Hemp Hearts

Carrot Cake with Hemp Hearts

Cook Time: 1.5 hours


  • 1 cup wholemeal flour
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup oil e.g. rice bran
  • 3 eggs lightly beaten
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 3 cups grated carrot
  • 425 g crushed pineapple, drained (1 x tin)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup hemp hearts
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 cup raisins (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 180C , grease a round tin.
  2. Sift together flour, sugar, remaining dry ingredients, etc in a large bowl.
  3. Add eggs, carrots, pineapple, oil and essence then fold in remaining dry ingredients.
  4. Pour into tin and bake for approx. 1 hour. Once cool, top with cream cheese icing and decorate with pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, edible flowers etc.

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