Walnut Sultana Zucchini Carrot Cake


What you’ll need…

120g grated zucchini

80g grated carrot

300g self raising flour

330g dark brown sugar

50g Sunbeam Walnuts, roughly chopped, plus extra to decorate

35g Sunbeam Sultanas

3 tsp mixed spice

½ tsp ground ginger

250ml neutral flavour oil (we used grapeseed oil)

4 eggs


100g butter, softened to room temperature

500g cream cheese, softened to room temperature

300g icing sugar, sifted


Preheat oven to 180ºC (160ºC fan).  Grease and line base and sides of two x 22.5cm (9”) round baking tins. 

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with beater attachment, combine zucchini, carrot, flour, sugar, 50g of walnuts, sultanas and spices.  Mix on low until just combined.

Whisk together oil and eggs then add to the zucchini mixture and beat on low until just combined.  Divide the mixture evenly between the prepared tins, smoothing the surfaces.  Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 mins or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cakes comes out clean.  Allow the cakes to cool in tins for an hour, then invert onto a baking rack to cool completely.

To make the icing, combine butter and cream cheese in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment.  Whisk until smooth.  Add sifted icing sugar and whisk until smooth and fluffy.

To decorate, spread half the icing on top of one cake.  Arrange the second cake on top and spread with remaining icing.  Sprinkle with chopped walnuts to decorate.