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3-Layer Carrot Cake Made in the Microwave - Gemma's Bigger Bolder Baking

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Make the best 3-Layer Carrot Cake recipe in the microwave! GET THE RECIPE: http://bit.ly/MicrowaveCarrotCake SUBSCRIBE HERE: http://bit.ly/GemmasBoldBakers BIG NEWS! Meet me in person at my Bake Sale in Santa Monica, CA on May 5th to help feed hungry kids in America. For the first time ever, you can purchase cookies, cakes, pies and more baked by me and support No Kid Hungry! Even if you can't make it, you can donate online and provide nutritious meals so kids can enjoy being kids -- not being hungry. All proceeds will go directly to No Kid Hungry. DONATE HERE: http://bit.ly/GemmasBakeSale EVENT DETAILS DATE: Saturday, May 5th from 11am-4pm LOCATION: Williams Sonoma, 1600 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403 (Corner of 16th and Montana; Street Parking Available RELATED VIDEOS & RECIPES * Cream Cheese Frosting: http://bit.ly/CreamCheeseFrostingVid * 3 Layer Microwave Cake: http://bit.ly/3LayerMicrowaveCakeVID * 5 Minute Cheesecake: http://bit.ly/MicrowaveCheesecakeVID BUY the silicone pans I use here: https://amzn.to/2I1oKUe Hi Bold Bakers! I’ve gone and done it again - now you can make a full, 3 Layer Carrot Cake in the microwave! So let’s get micro-baking! AND don't miss my Bake Sale Event for No Kid Hungry: http://bit.ly/GemmasBakeSale! ABOUT GEMMA Hi Bold Bakers! I’m Gemma Stafford, a professional chef originally from Ireland, and I’m passionate about sharing my years of baking experience to show you how to bake with confidence anytime, anywhere! Join millions of other Bold Bakers in the community for new videos at 8:30am Pacific Time every Thursday! FOLLOW ME HERE, BOLD BAKERS! * Website (All written recipes can be found here): http://www.BiggerBolderBaking.com * Facebook: http://bit.ly/BBBFacebook * Instagram: https://instagram.com/gemma_stafford/ * Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/gemstafford/ * Twitter: https://twitter.com/gemstaff16 GET THE WRITTEN RECIPE (includes instructions and measurements): http://bit.ly/MicrowaveCarrotCake
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Shubhra Singh (3 days ago)
I also make both convection and microwave cake, but i never understand why is baking more preferred in oven or convection? can u explain!
Gemma Stafford (2 days ago)
Baking is traditionally done in an oven while micro-baking is a bit newer. I like how the microwave steams a cake but you do need an oven for some recipes.
Ma5141 (7 days ago)
can you make devils food cake?
Gemma Stafford (6 days ago)
I will add it to my list. :)
Shaheeda bazith (8 days ago)
Wwwooo yummy nice cake very good
Mehwish Ahmed (11 days ago)
U made cooking so easy thanks alot GOD bless u love u love ur recipes and ur confidence is great
Gemma Stafford (11 days ago)
Aw thank you! I'm so glad you're feeling more comfortable with baking. That's what Bold Baking is all about! :)
Wilma Sergio (12 days ago)
Hi Gemma! i'm enjoying watching all your videos... thanks for the tips. really big help for new baker like me.
Gemma Stafford (11 days ago)
Glad you to have you with us, Wilma! :)
Melisa Taghdiry (13 days ago)
Hi Gemma!! Could you make a video of delicious treats/ drinks to make for Mother's Day? That would be great. Thanks❤️
Gemma Stafford (12 days ago)
Hi Melisa! Check out my Bold Baking Brunch series for Mother's Day. I hope you enjoy. :)
Andrea G (15 days ago)
Hi Gemma, thank you for a great recipe. I’ve never cooked a cake in the microwave, curiosity got the better of me and to my surprise it turned out really well. I used Pyrex dishes. I’m trying to reduce sugar in my diet. Do you have a recommendation what i could use as a substitute in this recipe? Please
Gemma Stafford (13 days ago)
Hi Andrea! I have a free chart on how to substitute sugar in all of your baking. Hope this helps! Thank you for trying the recipe and for being with us :) https://www.biggerbolderbaking.com/how-to-substitute-sugar/
Jyotsna Mali (15 days ago)
This looks so yum, and i defenately wanna try this, just one question can i use egg substitues for this cake???
Gemma Stafford (13 days ago)
You absolutely can :)
Linda Romano (17 days ago)
Gemma, looking at both carrot cakes you've made. I know this microwave one can be oven baked. Could I use a 10" springform pan and do 2 layers instead? How would I need to adjust the bake time? Thx
Jax Coc (17 days ago)
Hi Gemma!! can the cinnamon be replaced with another ingridient?? because im gonna make this for my mum and we dont have cinnamon.
Gemma Stafford (12 days ago)
You can just leave it out. :)
Eugenia Perez Moya (17 days ago)
hi!! can i replace the flour by integral flour?
Crystal H (17 days ago)
Gemma, a microwave carrot cake? You legend.
Gemma Stafford (12 days ago)
Thank you so much!
Niamh Oughton (18 days ago)
Niamh Oughton (18 days ago)
Hi Gemma, I was wondering if you could make a cake which has the theme of all around the world, I have a composition that I need to win! And I feel you would have the best idea for it Have a nice day!
Luz Pizarro (18 days ago)
Can I used brown sugar
sally nie (19 days ago)
Im going to add on walnut to my cake.. nyum..nyummm.mmy...
Gemma Stafford (18 days ago)
Great idea, Sally :)
sally nie (19 days ago)
Im thinkin to bake this in my office microwave haha.. the smell must be awesome . Thank you for your recipe
Gemma Stafford (18 days ago)
I'm sure your coworkers would love that! You'll have to share. So glad you like the recipe :)
suresh savalam (19 days ago)
I have a question what is the difference between microwave and oven . And which is better to buy . And the last can we bake this microwave cake recipes in the oven.
Hi Gemma how do I make those carrot decorations. White chocolate and food dye? I will try your recipe . Carrot cake is my favourite. Thank you.🌹
Neema Masaoe (19 days ago)
I really learn a lot. From Tanzania.so Nice
Hello I like yours VLOGS and recipes great I'm new vlogker please support me God bless you thanks
BELITEGA (19 days ago)
As always Gamma, the best and easy to fallow recipes🥕🥕🥕🥕🥕
Gemma Stafford (19 days ago)
Aw so glad you like them!
Joshua lever (19 days ago)
looking forward to no bake cookies how doe you make them and every vid gives us a sneek peek and when will you make nuttela dounuts
Staruly Butterfly (20 days ago)
Since I’m in a country where Alcohol isn’t an available ingredient what can be its Substitute?
Staruly Butterfly (19 days ago)
Gemma Stafford thank you Gemma I’ve been waiting for an answer Love U
Gemma Stafford (19 days ago)
Depends on what you're making! If you're making homemade extracts then vegetable glycerides will work :)
Ernestina Hinojosa (20 days ago)
i am going to make this cake and i hope it tastes as good as you made it look
wcody777 (20 days ago)
Gemma, you rock!  Years ago I cooked a Clootie Dumpling in a round glass bowl lined with plastic wrap in the microwave oven.  (I didn't know that could be done.)  I got the recipe from a lovely old Scottish woman who was in my Scottish Country Dance group.  It was delicious, and I served it to the dance group. (They ate it.)  It was like the best cake I had ever cooked in an oven (and I understood that it was traditionally steamed or boiled in cheese-cloth.  I've ordered three round silicone cake pans and plan to try your recipe in my microwave oven.  I love your knowledge of baking, and your attention to detail in your instructions, without being pedantic.
Cool DIYS (20 days ago)
"You have to have cream cheese frosting when it comes to carrot cake, it's like the law." Yes! I totally agree!
1stepcl0ser (20 days ago)
And in the oven you put int the first one for 40 minutes, then the next for 40 minutes and again the last one for 40 minutes?
Joshua lever (20 days ago)
Joshua lever (20 days ago)
looking forward to it what is no bake cookies and every video give us a sneak peep and when will you make nuttela dounuts
Gemma Stafford (20 days ago)
Not nutella donuts this time but no-bake cookies :)
Guerda Cadichon (20 days ago)
What if its 1500 watts
Guerda Cadichon (20 days ago)
Gemma Stafford Thank you very much😀
Gemma Stafford (20 days ago)
You'll want to microwave it for a little less time than what's on the recipe. You can always add more time if it's not fully cooked. Just look for the tips I recommend in the video and on my written post. I hope you enjoy!
Luna Schmidt (21 days ago)
Seriosly! !!! Can you acually say HOW MUCH you put in these things?????
Gemma Stafford (20 days ago)
Luna, I always include a link to the recipe in the description box. I don't include measurements in videos as units change internationally and including all of them through video would cause confusion.
Lida George (21 days ago)
I make cakes in the microwave all the time and they really do come out awesome. If anyone wants to know, a way of making sure that your cake is cooked all the way through is sticking a toothpick or fork into it right in the center of the cake (because that's where it takes the longest time to cook) and if it comes out clean, your cake is cooked. Also, if you're using a microwave-safe dish like a casserole dish or something, line it with butter or oil and sprinkle a little flour on it and the cake won't stick to it. This carrot cake looks awesome. I'm gonna try it soon.
Gemma Stafford thanks! ^_^
Gemma Stafford (21 days ago)
Great tips!
Joshua lever (21 days ago)
can i leave out the vanilla and can i add chcolate chips to the carrot cake
Gemma Stafford (21 days ago)
Sure can :)
Jessica Caraballo (21 days ago)
I've been watching her for a while now and every time she makes a microwave cake I'm just shocked that it works... Its just too cool
Gemma Stafford (21 days ago)
Aw thanks, Jessica! They're exciting to make
Nikunj A (21 days ago)
Gemma, how can we substitute eggs in ladyfingers?
Melissa A (21 days ago)
Omg looks fantastic Gemma
Gemma Stafford (21 days ago)
Thanks so much :)
_Mariam_ D. (21 days ago)
Hey gemma I LOVE all ur recipes they are great!! <3 I tried your tiramisu recipe and It came out AMAZING! It looked like it was from a restaurant!!
Gemma Stafford (21 days ago)
That's wonderful, Mariam! You're truly a pro Bold Baker :)
ledzepgirlnmful (22 days ago)
Gemma, thank you for this new Carrot Cake Recipe, can't wait to try, I love pineapple and coconut! I'm going to make this for my birthday in May ! Xoxo ❤ 😙
Gemma Stafford (21 days ago)
Happy early birthday! So happy you like the new addition :)
Saaruh H (22 days ago)
Plz suggest a substitute for eggs.
Gemma Stafford (22 days ago)
I have an egg substitution chart on BiggerBolderBaking.com :)
Sanvi Mittal (22 days ago)
Hey Gemma u know I m in kerala here also they sell carrot cake a lot
Swathi (23 days ago)
Hi .. very nice video ... just wanted to can I use canned pineapple chunks and purée it .. also coconut is fresh coconut or dry or desiccated coconut..? Thanks in Advance ..
Shameera Noushad (23 days ago)
Hi gemma, loved ur recipe but can i make this cake without the frosting?please reply
Shameera Noushad (22 days ago)
Thanks for the reply! love you gemma
Gemma Stafford (22 days ago)
You can! Keep in mind that frosting also acts as a barrier for the cake to keep it from drying out. :)
Muhammad Souman (23 days ago)
Make center filled cupcakes like chocolate, strawberry, caramel, etc fillings baked inside
Shivali Dave (23 days ago)
Also when you say let them totally cool, do you mean in the mold? Or do you remove them and let them cool on say a cooling rack?
Shivali Dave (23 days ago)
I love this concept but I tried your red velvet microwave cake and I found it to be dry. Any though how that might have happened?
Gemma Stafford (22 days ago)
It might have over baked in the microwave. Start with a shorter time when popping it in and add a few seconds at a time. Keep in mind that the cake is still steaming when you take it out of the microwave so it's still cooking. Hope that helps!
MF Rodea (23 days ago)
you should do a Matcha one
Emma D (23 days ago)
This looks so amazing! Carrot cake is one of my favourite cakes! Just wondering though, I have some silicone muffin tins, do you think I could use this recipe to make muffins in the microwave?
Emma D (22 days ago)
Amazing, thank you!
Gemma Stafford (22 days ago)
Absolutely Emma! :)
Missy Rey (23 days ago)
Little chocolate carrots that you made yourself. You are the most adorable cooking channel host on YouTube.
Gemma Stafford (22 days ago)
Aw thanks so much, Missy! They're really simple to whip together :)
hails 123 (23 days ago)
Bloody yummy 😋 can't wait to make it love ❤️ carrot 🥕 cake 🎂.
Samriddhi Sharma (23 days ago)
I don't like carrot cake because it tastes like carrot halwa, but I am looking forward to adding pineapple and coconut hoping it makes the cake taste a bit different.
Gemma Stafford (22 days ago)
Glad to hear you'll give it a go :)
Teresa Martin (23 days ago)
I can't wait to try this cake.
Prat Yushi (23 days ago)
Hi Gemma ,😊 I have seen many recipes of rocky road pie but, I don't know the exact one so, can you do a video for rocky road pie!
Gemma Stafford (22 days ago)
I'll add it to my list of recipes to look into :)
Ruth Larabee (23 days ago)
I like your measuring spoons. Where did you get them? And can you get them in the United States?
Alison Bell (23 days ago)
Hi gemma a great recipe again how long would it take to make in a 800w microwave as i dont want to over do it x thanks again for another fantastic recipe xxx
Genevieve CE Koh (23 days ago)
Thanks, Gemma!
Aamna Ahmed (23 days ago)
Hi Gemma I tried this recipe and it turned out great. Thanks for sharing. Love u 💖
Gemma Stafford (23 days ago)
Thanks so much for being with us :)
Javeria Waheed (23 days ago)
Love you gemma!!!
Gemma Stafford (23 days ago)
Love having such a lovely community of Bold Bakers. Thank you for being with us :)
Chris Kirkham (23 days ago)
Could I bake it in 2 9" cake pans instead? If so, about what time should I give it?
Carmen Dawn Allan (23 days ago)
Interesting Recipe,Never Knew You Could Do a Cake in Microwave. Txs Gemma. ♡ Have a Great,Wknd. 😊
Carmen Dawn Allan (23 days ago)
Gemma Stafford Always Enjoy finding New ideas,look Fwd to Trying it. My Favorite Cake,Also. Txs Beauty ♡ 🌻🌞.
Gemma Stafford (23 days ago)
Happy you like the method, Carmen :) Thank you and have a lovely weekend
lizzete terwin (23 days ago)
One question do you have a fruit cake (Christmas cake ) for microwave lol.. that be awesome
lizzete terwin (23 days ago)
Wow!!!diffently only ever going to make carrot cake now this way a whole lot quicker. I love adding walnuts to mine..
Gemma Stafford (23 days ago)
Walnuts will be grand in this, Lizzete :) Thank you for giving it a go
Shalini Narang (23 days ago)
Wow Gemma..just love how simple you make things!!!😀😀😀
Gemma Stafford (23 days ago)
Happy you think so, thank you :)
PatisserieBoy (24 days ago)
Have you tried olive oil in a cake? Its really quite lovely.
Gemma Stafford (23 days ago)
Olive oil cake recipes are their own entity, but pretty great!
lyrics plaza (24 days ago)
Mashallah ...this cake is awesome... inshallah I'll try it
Mavis Hunt (24 days ago)
Gemma, your voice sounded a little different in the beginning of the video..
Ami's Cooking (24 days ago)
Wow cake looks amazing 😊👍👌
Gemma Stafford (23 days ago)
Thank you, Ami :)
Ann gee (24 days ago)
After watching this😍I've got the baking vibes 👐
Gemma Stafford (23 days ago)
Best give it a go! :)
Nusrat Fatima (24 days ago)
It looks amazing... And the best part is the frosting and the cute carrot decorations ... loved it gemma .. you are an incredible bold baker
Gemma Stafford (23 days ago)
Thank you for your kind words :) Happy you liked them!
Hareem Sajid (24 days ago)
Yummm. Can you do some recipe of bread in a microwave?
A.J.Johnson (24 days ago)
“You have to have cream cheese frosting when it comes to carrot cake. It like THE LAW” will definitely become one of my kitchen posters, haha
Gemma Stafford (23 days ago)
Keep calm and frost :)
huda noor (24 days ago)
There is a mistake in your video.....also show measurements or issue written recipes in the description box......i like ur videos but because of incomplete measurements i am unable to make them
huda noor (23 days ago)
Gemma please tell the recipe while you are making it so it will be easierfor us Thanks for your reply
Gemma Stafford (23 days ago)
Where is the mistake, Huda? I have a direct link to the recipe in the description box. The website link offers a fuller experience with added notes, plus conversions for an international audience.
Queen S (24 days ago)
Omg pineapple and coconut in a carrot cake 😍😍😍 i have to try this
Gemma Stafford (23 days ago)
Thrilled to hear that :) Thank you
Sammie Mel (24 days ago)
Hey Gemma! I'm not keen on raisins so what could I substitute those for or do I just leave them out? Thank you xx
Sammie Mel (23 days ago)
Gemma Stafford thank you soooo for the reply. I just need silicon cake pans now xxx
Gemma Stafford (23 days ago)
Feel free to leave them out, Sammie. It'll be grand
Chaiti's World (24 days ago)
Hmm soo tasty Cake.....
Riya Paul (24 days ago)
Such a good intiative you are taking there to help the hungry! Wishing you all the best , gemma! :)
Gemma Stafford (23 days ago)
Thank you, Riya! Hope to see you at our Bake Sale :)
Marcus Caringal (24 days ago)
Hi Gemma .. nice carrot cake u made its so appetizing and looks so yummy ... i hope you can be a famous chef one day in the future😁😀😀😀
Gemma Stafford (23 days ago)
Aw thanks Marcus!
kandadai madhuri (24 days ago)
Wow! This is life! Such a big, beautiful, moist cake in a microwave!!! I truly adore your style Gemma!! Good luck! Love from India. ( I can substitute eggs right?? I am a vegetarian)... 😃😊
Gemma Stafford (23 days ago)
Aw thank you so much Kandadai!
Istia Prova (24 days ago)
Can you tell me how to substitute venilla essence ?
Gemma Stafford (23 days ago)
You can leave it out or make your own with my Extract Recipe on BiggerBolderBaking.com :)
Istia Prova (24 days ago)
Yum !!
Isabel Dela Cruz (24 days ago)
Hi can i ask a question how to make a cupcake in a microwave?
Gemma Stafford (23 days ago)
You can use a microwave safe cupcake mold for your microwave. Make the batter the same as you would and then divide into the mold. I can't say exact timing because I haven't tried it yet but give it a go!
Mishti Sagothia (24 days ago)
Amazing recipe!! Can u plzz do some eggless cupcakes ?
Gemma Stafford (23 days ago)
I'll try to find some, Mishti :) I have an egg substitution chart on BiggerBolderBaking.com that makes many of my recipes eggless!
Grace Williams (24 days ago)
A carrot cake can never go wrong without cream cheese frosting. And that looks so yummy, I feel like I want to got inside the phone and just grab that slice of cake.
Gemma Stafford (23 days ago)
Thrilled you like it, Grace! Thanks a million
remarkable937 (24 days ago)
Wow, wow, wow!!!!
Yasmine Saih (24 days ago)
Hello Gemma! I tried your red velvet in the microwave, it is SO good! Thank you so much! Please make more videos on cakes in the microwave <3
Yasmine Saih (23 days ago)
Thank you Gemma! Would love to see more savoury things to bake in these gorgeous silicone molds, too! I saw the mug meals ones, but it's pretty hard to know the quantities when you want to make a bigger size
Gemma Stafford (23 days ago)
I'll keep them coming, Yasmine! Thank you :)
Granny Grunt (24 days ago)
This looks amazing! I love everything you put in it. I will have to make this as soon as I get back from the grocery store. God bless you for bringing us this sinfully delicious recipe.
Gemma Stafford (23 days ago)
Aw thanks so much! Thrilled you'll give it a go :)
Fun with Mithi (24 days ago)
This is what I want in my life
Érika Endo Kokubun (24 days ago)
Looks amazing!! One thing I like to make when baking carrot cakes is to blend the carrots with the oil, eggs and sugar! So it becomes a liquid and the carrot flavour is really present in the batter 😊
Gemma Stafford (23 days ago)
Great tip! Thank you, Érika :)
Ali Kayani (24 days ago)
Hi Gemma ! I'm 12 years old. I try all of your recipes and they are amazing .....😍😍😍 Btw, your Carrot Cake looks mouth-watering. 🎂🍰
Gemma Stafford (23 days ago)
I hope you give it a go, Ali! Thanks for being with us 🙂
CrispAlli (24 days ago)
qizaziqa_ (24 days ago)
Can you do chocolate cake or fudge cake❤😊
Penzila Lama (24 days ago)
mmmmm,..looks so yummy🤗
Gemma Stafford (23 days ago)
thanks so much 🙂
Summer Rose (24 days ago)
LOVE your look today! Also love that you've included instructions for us who don't own a microwave but do own an oven. Thanks so much Gemma!
Gemma Stafford (23 days ago)
Thrilled you found that tip helpful, Summer! Thanks so much for being with us :)
Maria Callous (24 days ago)
Miss Communication (24 days ago)
I feel like as you add pineapple to a carrot cake, you might as well jump right to making a hummingbird cake. Which is a phenomenally delicious cake. As is carrot cake.
Sona Jahangir (24 days ago)
I'm an Indian and we usually makes sweets with carrots but I have never tried cake recipe with carrots. I am sure that I am gonna try this. Every ingredient is available in India. Thank you so much for sharing this video Ma'am.😊
Gemma Stafford (23 days ago)
So happy you'll give it a go, Sona! Accessibility is important to me. Thanks for being with us :)
fatima sajid (24 days ago)
can i still get my reply 😂 5 45 am ... still here ❤
Mrs. Hart (24 days ago)
I am allergic to pineapples :(
tvitravelbiz (14 days ago)
You could probably substitute pineapple for applesauce 😘
Gemma Stafford (23 days ago)
I have other carrot cake recipes on BiggerBolderBaking.com that omit pineapple :)
Janet Cabrera (24 days ago)
Ayyyy que rico 😋 just soooo gooood
Wolf Kat (24 days ago)
This might be too late to ask and not much to do with the video but can you use other types of cheeses instead of cheddar cheese in the mug meals that require it?
Gemma Stafford (23 days ago)
Absolutely! Feel free to choose your own :)

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