Whole-Wheat Cake-Carrot & Cinnamon

Whole-Wheat Cake-Carrot & Cinnamon

My First Whole-Wheat Cake

This is my very first Whole-Wheat Cake! I belong to the old school and have only baked the basic Flour-butter-sugar-eggs-baking powder recipe. Baking is not child’s play nor is it mine but I baked this Whole-Wheat Cake-Carrot & Cinnamon,  the other day.  A quick, on the go cake for any occasion and I thought I’d share it with you all. Baking per se is my bête noire but this is a really simple and quick bake. Actually, it makes for a great personal gift, wrapped in brown paper and tied with a jute string, just like the good old days.

Baking For Kiddos

If you have visited my blog before, you might have noticed that moreover, baking is just not my forte. But thanks to my young friend and mentor, Ro, who has been egging me on to try out this recipe, I ventured into my first Atta cake. I was baking the cakes for two lovely little boys and wanted them to turn out perfect.

The Whole-Wheat Cake Was Perfect

Before baking the cake I was expecting it to be a disaster. When I saw it rise finally in the oven, I let out my breath.  Soon after removing from the oven, nibbled a corner and the cake amazed me; it was just the right texture, moist and scrumptious.  The carrots and the wheat flour give it a good dose of “healthy” while the aroma of the cinnamon permeates your senses. The cinnamon-carrot combo is a match made in heaven. The kiddos loved the Star, Heart and teddy shapes and pesky little Kabir pinched the edges before I could get candles to cut them.

Added Ingredients

You could substitute the carrot with or add rum soaked raisins, soft dates and sprinkle chopped nuts before you pop it into the oven but I didn’t want to get too adventurous with my first foray into uncharted territory.

The only other cakes I have shared are Banana Muffins, Vanilla Pound Cake and my favourite Double Chocolate Muffins.

Whole wheat cinnamon cake

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Whole-Wheat Cake-Carrot & Cinnamon
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
3 persons 10 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 persons 10 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Whole-Wheat Cake-Carrot & Cinnamon
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
3 persons 10 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
3 persons 10 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings: persons
  1. 1. Sift together the flour, baking soda and cinnamon powder. Keep aside. Whisk the butter, sugar and eggs. Whisk in the sifted flour until the batter is smooth and creamy in texture.Lastly fold in the carrots gently.
  2. Cool for 10 minutes in the tin and then remove it to cool on wire rack.
  3. You can serve it warm out of the oven or store it in an airtight container either outside or in a fridge and it is good for a week. I had a couple of slices of this Whole Wheat cake and felt less guilty of the indulgence because of it being a Whole-Wheat Wholesome Carrot n Cinnamon Cake.
Recipe Notes


Store it in an airtight container either outside or in a fridge and it is good for a week.

Carrots can be different; moist or not. Hence keep an eye on the cake while baking, keep checking.

Bake a loaf of cake if you are baking for adults but bake in fancy shapes and hand over individual cakes to kids and watch them smile in glee.

Harjeet Kaur

My writing was limited to school essays and projects for my kids and out of the blue, my writing career began with writing articles for the magazine section of a reputed national newspaper. I rediscovered my best subject at school and began writing with gusto. I had a weekend column in the newspaper which was well appreciated. I started off writing about Interiors and Gardens and later diverse topics like Fashion, trends, food and events in the city. Juggling my time between various jobs down the years and my writing, I have written content for fliers, brochures for colleges, speeches, social media content and also website content. I love writing and I am open to writing on a plethora of topics. My blog has some interesting insights into my life and travels but now it is mainly a food blog as I am growing organic vegetables and cooking my own produce is very therapeutic. Read my blogs to know me better. I write from my heart and what I write is what I feel... I feel a feel, A funny feel A funny feel, feel I! If you feel the feel I feel You'll feel the same as I!!

  • Kalpana Ramani
    Posted at 03:33h, 21 September Reply

    Looks soooo yummy! And I’m as much of a dud where baking is concerned! So you have given me the guts to try this out. Sure will let you know how I fared ….soon!

    • Harjeet Kaur
      Posted at 04:45h, 21 September Reply

      We are two peas in a pod Kalpana. I rarely try my hand at baking but I choose easy recipes and those I can bake well 🙂 Will wait for your baking adventure :p

  • Meenal Jhala
    Posted at 03:58h, 21 September Reply

    I love baking. It’s a pleasure to see someone bake such a scrumptious carrot, whole wheat cake. Do you use whole wheat ground at home or a branded variety? I’m asking, because I’m not sure a cake made of branded whole wheat will turn out great.

    • Harjeet Kaur
      Posted at 04:45h, 21 September Reply

      Thanks for stopping by Meenal and for the appreciation. I am no baker :p Glad to know you like baking. I use the usual Ashirwaad atta only. It turns out just great every time. Try it and let me know.

  • Namratha
    Posted at 05:10h, 27 September Reply

    Cakes look lovely. I love the shapes you have used. I think you have missed out on the amount of wheat flour to be used in the recipe.

    Namratha from #firstgreenstep

    • Harjeet Kaur
      Posted at 05:18h, 27 September Reply

      Thanks Namratha..kids love these shapes. Waiting to bake for my grandsons 🙂
      Oh and ..thank u for pointing out. It was 100gms only

  • Mayuri Nidigallu
    Posted at 06:36h, 27 September Reply

    The cakes looks scrumptious! What’s more you used whole wheat flour and got this wonderful texture! Amazing! Can’t wait to try out your recipe!

    • Harjeet Kaur
      Posted at 17:36h, 27 September Reply

      Thanks, Mayuri.So glad you liked it. It is a healthy and easy recipe. Do try it.

  • Prerna wahi
    Posted at 06:55h, 27 September Reply

    Wow. Looks like a simple and easy recipe. Can’t wait to try it. I love your molds as well!

    • Harjeet Kaur
      Posted at 17:26h, 27 September Reply

      Thanks a ton, Prerna. It is a very simple recipe and can be made by anyone. The moulds I got as I make the cake for kiddos and for my grandsons who will be visiting me soon.

  • Sashwata Roy
    Posted at 07:31h, 27 September Reply

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. I loved the pics in your post. Look so yummy!

    • Harjeet Kaur
      Posted at 17:18h, 27 September Reply

      Thanks for the appreciation Sashwata. Food has to appeal to the eyes first then nose and only then to the tongue. Cheers!

  • Dipali Bhasin
    Posted at 09:13h, 27 September Reply

    I love to bake. This recipe is not only simple but is so healthy. Using moulds to make interesting shapes and figures makes it even more delish.

    • Harjeet Kaur
      Posted at 17:13h, 27 September Reply

      Thanks, Dipali. I am a poor baker but I am trying out healthy recipes for my grandsons. They are visiting next month and the elder one loves the shapes. 🙂

  • Sitharaam Jayakumar
    Posted at 09:29h, 27 September Reply

    The cake really looks really yummy! As a rule I am not a great fan of Carrots. But this cake definitely interests me and the images made my mouth water…

    • Harjeet Kaur
      Posted at 17:10h, 27 September Reply

      Thank u Sitharaman…it is really very yummy. You can skip the carrots. The cinnamon flavour is just enough and u can add dates or nuts to the cake. It is made with whole wheat flour and yet it is tasty. The shapes are for my grandsons who will be visiting soon from Mexico 🙂

  • Pragnya Mishra
    Posted at 09:45h, 27 September Reply

    Cake looks yum and oh-so-cute shapes. Though I am a mediocre in baking, would try this sometime.

    • Harjeet Kaur
      Posted at 17:06h, 27 September Reply

      Thanks, Pragnya…you won’t find many baking recipes in my collection. I am a useless baker but this cake I can bake with my eyes closed.I have 2 little grandsons who will be visiting next month and I am trying out all I can make to please them 🙂

  • Puspanjalee Das Dutta
    Posted at 10:19h, 27 September Reply

    Such a healthy and easy recipe!

    • Harjeet Kaur
      Posted at 17:04h, 27 September Reply

      Thanks for stopping by Puspanjalee..yes it’s a very easy and healthy recipe like all my recipes :p

  • kalpana
    Posted at 11:11h, 27 September Reply

    I am always on a look out for whole wheat recipes and this one just seems too good to pass. I have saved your recipe and will surely give it a try soon. Thanks for sharing.

    • Harjeet Kaur
      Posted at 17:00h, 27 September Reply

      Thanks for the lovely words Kalpana. I am a very jugaadu cook and all my recipes are simple and easy. This cake is healthy and child’s play 🙂 Do let me know how it turns out.

  • Suchita Agarwal
    Posted at 17:05h, 27 September Reply

    Was not expecting it to take 10 mins. That’s amazing. Must share recipe with cousin who’s the Baker in the family.

    • Harjeet Kaur
      Posted at 17:31h, 27 September Reply

      Thank you. It is a really very simple easy and healthy recipe. Anyone can bake it. You should try it too.

  • Preethi Venugopala
    Posted at 17:19h, 27 September Reply

    Will definitely try this. Seems such a healthy recipe.

    • Harjeet Kaur
      Posted at 17:28h, 27 September Reply

      Thanks, Preethi. Yes very simple and healthy made with wheat flour and carrot.

  • Surbhi Mahobia
    Posted at 18:00h, 27 September Reply

    I too replace refined flour with whole wheat flour. Loved your recipe which is slightly different from mine. Will give it a try surely. #surreads #myfriendalexa #blogchatter

    • Harjeet Kaur
      Posted at 19:34h, 27 September Reply

      Thank u Surbhi. It is a very easy recipe.Do try and share 🙂

  • Neha Gupta
    Posted at 18:41h, 27 September Reply

    Loads of goodness of carrots in the form of a whole wheat cake !! I am sure kiddos will enjoy this !! Saving the recipe.

    • Harjeet Kaur
      Posted at 19:31h, 27 September Reply

      Thanks Neha..kids really love it…my grandson polishes off one cake at a time.

  • Avantika Chitlangia
    Posted at 21:45h, 27 September Reply

    I love how we’re using more whole wheat in cakes and making it healthier! I have made whole weat banana, apple cakes too, apart from carrot.. they all taste yumm!

    • Harjeet Kaur
      Posted at 07:54h, 28 September Reply

      Thanks, Avantika…the refined flour has no nutrition and its time we discarded that to bake cakes at home.I do make banana but never tried apple.

  • Jayanthy Govindarajan
    Posted at 08:45h, 28 September Reply

    Wow, it’s a dream for me to bake. And it still stays that way. I love the simplicity of the recipe, but I know even this is one of the most difficult combination to get me through. Thanks for this recipe. I would love to try someday.

    • Harjeet Kaur
      Posted at 11:21h, 28 September Reply

      Thanks Jayanthy..it is the simplest recipe and so healthy. Please try it 🙂

  • Dr.Amrita
    Posted at 08:56h, 28 September Reply

    This is so delicious. I think it’s going to be a hit at home.Plus it’s healthy.

    • Harjeet Kaur
      Posted at 11:21h, 28 September Reply

      Thanks, Amrita….do try this healthy and easy option 🙂

  • Sudha Krishnan
    Posted at 10:08h, 28 September Reply

    The cakes look scrumptious for sure. I am not a fan of cooking or baking but I may try out this healthy option once.

    • Harjeet Kaur
      Posted at 11:24h, 28 September Reply

      Thanks Sudha…it is very easy.Nothing to go wrong there 🙂

  • Mahak
    Posted at 12:10h, 28 September Reply

    This looks perfect for toddlers. I’m not much of a baker but I think I’ll give this one a shot

    • Harjeet Kaur
      Posted at 23:54h, 28 September Reply

      Thanks Mahak…I am a lousy baker but this is a very easy cake so do try it 🙂

  • Anchal
    Posted at 13:11h, 28 September Reply

    Thank you for sharing the recipe. Will definitely try it

    • Harjeet Kaur
      Posted at 23:55h, 28 September Reply

      Thanks Anchal..it is very simple actually.

  • Tamanna
    Posted at 19:34h, 29 September Reply

    I have started baking a year back and I choose easy recipes..
    This looks YUMMILICIOUS and easy.

    • Harjeet Kaur
      Posted at 20:28h, 29 September Reply

      Thanks Tamanna….i am no baker…I try easy recipes and am happy with them :p

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