If using an oven, pre heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius. I used an electric bread maker and used the bake only setting.
Sift dry ingredients into a large bowl. Mix well.
Measure and pour wet ingredients into another bowl. Stir and let the mixture sit for five minutes so flaxseeds can absorb liquid.
Meanwhile, grate carrots, chop dates, and walnuts.
Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients bowl and stir in carrot, fruit, and nuts.
Add cake batter to bread maker pan or lined cake pan/ loaf tin. Bake for 1 hour in a bread maker or roughly 50 minutes in the oven.
Let it cool once cooked. Top with chia seed jam, or make your own icing. I made an icing from dates, cashews, and mandarin rind – very sweet, but could be a good alternative to icing with processed powdered sugar.