Eggless beetroot carrot cake – easy and healthy

I have so many other recipes, even a few cakes in my draft, but this one, when I made it yesterday and it came out really good, that I was quite eager to post it immediately, when the taste of it is still fresh in our minds!!!

Actually I had the idea of trying this cake for my son who is a very picky eater, but I kept on postponing it for sometime. Last evening, all of a sudden my son wanted some cake. And I was quite happy to bake some for him. The recipe is so easy with the easily available ingredients. I just had to mix everything together and bake it in a oven. The only time consuming job was to grate some carrots and beetroot. The whole process was over within an hour.We had them warm and fresh from the oven. It tasted just superb. And I was quite happy that my son loved them too. I just realised that he likes these kind if cakes more than those store brought ones which has lots of cream and bitter chocolate.

You can add eggs if you want, but this had a lovely texture and was moist too.

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Eggless beetroot carrot cake - easy and healthy Yum
  1. Combine the dry ingredients and wet ingredients seperately in different bowls. Then mix them well together.
  2. Grease and flour a cake tin. Pour the batter in the tin. Bake it in a preheated oven at 180c for 45 minutes
  3. Cool for five minutes and invert the cake on a plate. Slice them.
Recipe Notes

Have them warm. Would be great with some ice cream if you prefer.

Left overs can be stored in a refrigerator. Microwave for few seconds before having them.

An update- Thanks Madhuram for the info on your whole grain event. I am sending this recipe for the whole grain baking event hosted by Madhuram of eggless cooking.

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  1. That’s wonderful…carrot and beetroot in cake…healthy way to eat cake :)…yummy

  2. Shama Nagarajan

    truly a healthy delight

  3. Taste of Mysore

    Looks good Sowmya and healthy one too. I think you forgot baking soda?? or you don’t use it ? I will try this soon.

  4. Wow carrots and beetroots in cake sounds so healthy! looks fab!

  5. srikars kitchen

    wow.. nice.. looks soft & yummy…

  6. Yummy cake,i make carrot cake but never added beets in that.loved ur version

  7. Hari Chandana

    woww.. wonderful.. new to me.. looks very soft and yummyy.. lovely click !!

  8. Hey Thats a real treat for sure..Carots and beet..Lovely and that too with canola oil..would love to try see this.Thanks for this sowmya.

  9. Home Cooked Oriya Food

    healthy way to sneak some veggies in… worth trying…Great idea too! Yum!

  10. Srilakshmi

    Such a healthy cake! I’m a picky eater too – will def try this!

  11. A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine

    Nice combo, lovely cake.

  12. Nice combination of carrot and beetroot..Healthy and delicious too. Will try this soon.

  13. Valarmathi

    Yummy cake. Looks delicious.

  14. Priya Suresh

    Wow sowmya, wat a delicious cake!

  15. Poornima Nair

    Thats a wonderful healthy cake…looks delicious.

  16. healthy cake.. looks perfect

  17. chakhlere

    Hey Sowmya!!This nice new recipe!!Check my blog for your award!You really have a nice and yummy place here!

  18. Sowmya, this is such a brilliant and healthy cake, loved it ! Am looking forward to trying this 🙂

  19. Sowmya Madhavan

    Thankyou all for your [email protected] I did not use Baking soda…the cake was quite soft and spongy..maybe you can try adding a pinch of it..As vinegar acts along with baking soda to help the cake rise.. In my recipe,i feel that I could have avoided vinegar throughout..

  20. I will try this for sure. Just one clarification,how does the cake get spongy without baking soda or baking powder?

  21. love the colour 🙂

  22. Mm colourful soft cake sowmya!


    Very nice combo,i like beets very much,wish to taste some:)

  24. Sowmya Madhavan

    @sush- I have added self raising flour which contains proper leavening i did not add BP,,if you use maida or plain flour, then please add around 4tsps of baking powder

  25. Viki's Kitchen

    wow what a healthy cake. Wanna have one piece:)

  26. Mahimaa's kitchen

    nice… never heard of this before. but sounds great.

  27. Oh that looks great and fluffy – the pink flecks from the beetroot make it so pretty too.

  28. What a simple and yummy recipe, just one question did you use brown sugar or the normal caster sugar ? I have been meaning to try a carrot cake recipe for some time.

  29. Sowmya Madhavan

    @Kiran-I used normal fine sugar..but you can try adding 1 1/2 cup of packed soft brown sugar

  30. yum…lovely soft & healthy one, too

  31. Suma Rajesh

    woo this looks sooo healthy and beautiful fluffy cake…specially kids love it..

  32. Yummy and scrumptious cake…

  33. Jayashree

    Looks good….I also love the blueberry cake.

  34. Vanamala Hebbar

    Looks pretty…

  35. ♥Rosie♥

    This is one very healthy and tasty cake!

  36. Yum, Sowmya, am just loving the idea of carrots and beets in a cake. Looks delicious.

  37. Keerthana

    sowmya, cake looks great! by self rising flour do you mean flour with baking powder added to it?

  38. wow it does look great sowms…And beets has a kinda of sweetness that am sure will boost up the taste.Regarding grating, you can give it a run in food processor if you have, it will mince finely, it will just be like it has been grated fine. I do that for my halwas. Superb pics. I will definitely try the cake in some occasion.

  39. Sarah Naveen

    First time here…you have lot of yummy stuff !!!Gr8!!!Drop into my site when you have time..

  40. Sowmya, believe me or not I too have wanted to try grated beets instead of carrots in a carrot cake. It’s so nice to know that it tastes good.Also I’m conducting a Whole Grain Eggless baking event and this month the theme is Whole Wheat. Since you have used considerable quantity of whole wheat flour also in this recipe, please do send it if you are interested.

  41. Sounds simple & easy. Addition of beetroot and carrot is new to me. Will try this soon.

  42. Lovely way to introduce carrots and beetroot to kids, they will love it and still get the nutrition…good idea.

  43. Divya Kudua

    Lovely cake Sow..have never tried either of them in baking..eggless sounds great too..;)

  44. The cake looks perfect. I love the addition of beetroot in it. Must try this combination.

  45. I made this last nite-I used 1 cup whole wheat flour.I accordingly adjusted other ingredients like oil,etc.I omitted maida completely.Also added 1/2tsp baking soda.I should have made batter thinner than it was.Cake turned out soft & dense.I baked in Kenstar combi microwave for 7-8 min.After I post it on my blog ,I will leave the link.Loved the cake -used only 5 tsp sugar.Thanks for this recipe !


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