Carrot Cake

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Appears in

A Taste of Scotland’s Islands

A Taste of Scotland’s Islands

By Sue Lawrence

Published 2019

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This recipe is from Careen MacLenndn of Kirkibost, Great Bernera. She cooks and bakes for the Great Bernera Museum Café and many of the recipes she develops are based on her Bernera family’s own traditional ones. This one goes down very well with the Museum Café visitors.


  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil (Careen uses corn oil)
  • 225 g caster sugar


For the cake, beat the oil and sugar together, then add the eggs one at a time.

Add the carrots, flour and other ingredients, and once well combined, tip into a buttered, base-lined 20cm round cake tin. Bake at 180C/350F/Gas 4 for about 1 hour. W