Coconut carrot slices

Coconut carrot slices

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(70 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins

Easy

Serves 15
If you’re looking for a treat for afternoon tea, or something to make for a cake sale, try this crunchy-topped traybake

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal347
  • fat22g
  • saturates15g
  • carbs35g
  • sugars25g
  • fibre2g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.22g
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Ingredients

  • 250g pack unsalted butter
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  • 300g light muscovado sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
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  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 50g desiccated coconut
  • 200g grated carrot
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  • 2 tsp mixed spice

For the topping

  • 85g desiccated coconut
  • 25g light muscovado sugar
  • 25g butter, melted
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Method

  1. Butter and line a traybake or small roasting tin, about 20 x 30cm. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Gently melt the butter in a large saucepan, cool for 5 mins, add the sugar, vanilla and eggs, then beat until smooth with a wooden spoon. Stir in the flour, coconut and ¼ tsp salt. Stir the carrot and mixed spice into the mix. Bake for 30 mins.

  2. Meanwhile, evenly mix 85g more coconut with 25g light muscovado sugar and 25g melted butter. Smooth this over the cake, then bake for 10 mins more until golden and a skewer inserted comes out clean. Cool, then cut into squares.

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yellie
8th Oct, 2012
5.05
I made this for a family dinner and got lots of complements. I used 40g of butter in the topping instead of 25g and patted it down firmly and didn't find the topping too crumbly at all.
traciekan
27th Sep, 2012
worked brilliantly though doubled the butter in the topping and it stayed put.
dannyctid
21st Sep, 2012
5.05
really really tasty, will definately make again
marga2012
12th Sep, 2012
An excellent recipe. Very tasty and moist cake. Love it!
catz1ct
29th Jul, 2012
5.05
I made this yesterday and it turned out perfectly. I didn't bother with the topping, I just sprinkled some of the coconut on it while it was still warm. It is very yummy and I will be making it again soon!
m8thm0
27th Jun, 2012
4.05
My cake was perfectly cooked after following the exact recipe. The topping had a crumbly texture but stayed on the cake well and I thought it balanced out the moist cake excellently. I liked the combination of carrot and coconut, but for me the sponge was a bit too buttery - I might put in a bit more carrot next time.
bakemeacake
16th Jun, 2012
4.05
I also found this was very undercooked after 30 mins in the oven, I cooked it for 50 mins and it was light and delicious. I added orange zest and reduced the sugar by 50 grams.
jaqmitch
13th Jun, 2012
5.05
Sorry forgot rating
jaqmitch
13th Jun, 2012
5.05
This is the first time I've left a comment but had to let everyone know how gorgeous this cake is. Hubby thinks is the best carrot cake he's ever eaten, and its soooooo easy. Made it twice now and both times used butter icing for topping. Will definitely be a firm favourite.
joanne272
11th Jun, 2012
Really yummy moist carrot cake! Used mascarpone cheese with orange juice and icing sugar as a topping as suggested by Abi and it turned out really nice. My friends loved it!

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