Frosted carrot squares

Frosted carrot squares

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(32 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 30 mins Plus cooling

Easy

Makes 6-12
Get kids aged 8-14 busy in the kitchen this weekend, making this classic teatime treat

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal665
  • fat40g
  • saturates13g
  • carbs72g
  • sugars47g
  • fibre2g
  • protein8g
  • salt1.33g
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Ingredients

  • 200g carrots, peeled
    Carrot

    Carrot

    ka-rot

    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 175g soft brown sugar
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, is an alkali which is used to raise soda breads and full-…

  • 2 tsp cinnamon
    Cinnamon

    Cinnamon

    sin-ah-mun

    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • zest 1 orange
    Orange

    Orange

    or-ange

    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 2 eggs
    Eggs

    Egg

    egg

    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with protein and a…

  • 150ml sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

For the icing

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

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.

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ge0jane
16th Dec, 2013
Wow! This was a really moist cake. I often tend to dry out cakes as am not the best baker but this was a welcome exception. Our friends loved this. Would make again.
mireval
14th Dec, 2013
Absolutely delicious! And for anyone who's interested; this recipe works perfectly gluten- free. Just use gluten-free flour (my favorite is Dove's Farm) and it turns out exactly like the original recipe.
clairegrant79
26th Oct, 2013
Iv just made this today and it was absolutely amazing, very moist and tasty, and everyone agrees better than the mother in laws!!!
sasw
17th Aug, 2013
5.05
Easy to make, my 2 and a half year old daughter was able to help. Delicious and moist. The only carrot cake I will now make!
babybex
5th Apr, 2013
my daughter is only three and a half but we managed to make it together. my husband not a fan of carrot cake but it wasnt safe around him, truly delicious.
samt1985
1st Apr, 2013
5.05
Absolutely lovely! Really tasty and simple.
slimkitty17
18th Feb, 2013
5.05
I made this cake today for my mum for her Birthday and OMG, I have never made carrot cake before because i always thought it would be difficult but trust me when i say it was soooo easy, throw it all in one bowl, stir the heck out of it and throw it in a lined tin and cook... what could be easier, I made it using Wheat and Gluten free flower which i had to increase the measurement (of flour only) by half again and it came out perfect, I also used Pink Cake Glitter on the top with Silver candles and looks a dream... I wish we could upload our pictures too, Go Go Go Get cooking this cake :D x
samt1985
27th Jan, 2013
5.05
Opps forgot the stars!
samt1985
27th Jan, 2013
5.05
Possibly the best carrot cake I have tasted! Very quick and easy. Makes a very most cake. Will definitely make this again.
joannemicallef
27th Sep, 2012
sooo yummy!

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