Frosted carrot squares

Frosted carrot squares

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Cooking time

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 30 mins Plus cooling

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 6-12

Get kids aged 8-14 busy in the kitchen this weekend, making this classic teatime treat

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
665
protein
8g
carbs
72g
fat
40g
saturates
13g
fibre
2g
sugar
47g
salt
1.33g

Ingredients

  • 200g carrots, peeled
  • 175g soft brown sugar
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • zest 1 orange
  • 2 eggs
  • 150ml sunflower oil

For the icing

  • 50g softened butter
  • 75g icing sugar
  • 200g soft cheese
  • sprinkles (optional)

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Method

  1. Line an 18cm square tin with baking parchment. Ask your grown-up helper to turn the oven on to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Grate the carrots on the fine side of the grater, then tip them into a large bowl.
  2. Sift the sugar, flour, bicarb and cinnamon on top of the carrot, then add the orange zest and mix everything around a bit.
  3. Break the eggs into a bowl (scoop out any bits of shell), then add them to the bowl along with the oil. Mix everything together well.
  4. Scoop the cake mix into your tin and level the top. Ask a grown-up to put it in the oven for 30 minutes or until the cake is cooked. Cool.
  5. To make the icing, mix the butter and icing sugar together, then stir in the soft cheese until smooth.
  6. When the cake is cool, spread the top with the icing and cut into squares. Decorate with sprinkles, if you like.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2010

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deannat's picture
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This recipe was almost perfect - simple to make with very young kids, moist and delicious. I would recommend adding 1 tsp of vanilla essence to the cream cheese topping though.

splodgemeister's picture
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Simply scrumptious and very easy to make. I LOVE cream cheese frosting. However, I did manage to grate my knuckle with the carrots. I guess it's my own fault because at 29 years old I thought I didn't need an "adult helper"...looks like I was wrong!!! ;)

bigandyuk1's picture
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This is so easy, just chuck it all in a bowl and mix. My wife is a Resturaunt manager and the staff and chefs ask her to get me to make this nearly every week. YUMMY.

queenofbaking's picture

mmm it was delicious and soft but needs less sugar in the cake!

kagsmiskit's picture

Will definitely try this one, so easy. All the ones I see seem so higher-grade!

carocw's picture
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This was a great success at my granddaughter's birthday party!

carocw's picture
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This was a great success at my granddaughter's birthday party!

11sk11's picture
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very yummy and very easy. didn't both with the topping, just dusted with icing sugar. will definitely be making again.

helen68's picture
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Great cake, very quick and easy - didn't bother with the fine grate either, or sieving the sugar - just gave it a good mix round abd broke up any lumpy bits. BRILLIANT!!

annasmith1997's picture
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I love the topping but thats just because I love the toppings of all the carrot cakes!

sfrazer's picture
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adults and kids loved these cakes. has become a weekly favourite in our house.

cazzaaaa's picture
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Great little recipe and very simple - I didn't bother grate carrot finely, coursely grated was fine. Very light and moist at the same time. Delicious!

janineclayton's picture

will try this tomorrow with the kids, watch this space!!

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