Carrot cake with cinnamon frosting

Carrot cake with cinnamon frosting

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • Plus overnight soaking
  • Easy
  • Cuts into 8-10 slices

Who can resist a slice of moist, frosting-topped carrot cake with a warming cuppa?

  • Freezable (Can be frozen before icing)
Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal592
fat41g
saturates14g
carbs51g
sugars36g
fibre2g
protein7g
low insalt0.83g
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Ingredients

For the icing

Method

  • STEP 1

    If you have time to do it the night before, put the orange zest and juice in a bowl with the sultanas. If you don’t have time simply stir the zest, juice and sultanas together and microwave on Medium for 1-2 mins.

  • STEP 2

    Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and grease and line the base and sides of a 2lb loaf tin. Whisk together the oil and eggs. Mix together the sugar, flours, mixed spice, cinnamon and bicarb in your largest mixing bowl. Add the sultanas with any juice and zest left in the bowl, grated carrot, walnuts and whisked egg mixture into the dry ingredients, then thoroughly mix with a wooden spoon. Tip into the loaf tin and bake on the middle shelf for 1 hr, or until a skewer comes out clean. Cool the cake in the tin.

  • STEP 3

    Once cool, remove from the tin and make the icing. With an electric whisk beat together butter, cinnamon and icing sugar until it comes together and is smooth. It takes a little while to come together (will look like breadcrumbs for a bit). Add the cream cheese and beat briefly until soft and smooth. Be careful not to overbeat or the cream cheese may split and become runny. Spread over the top of the cake and decorate with walnut halves.

RECIPE TIPS
SETTING UP A CAKE STALL
Ice cakes the night before so they set. Slice at the stand, so they don't dry out, and keep in a cool place out of the sun.
ADDING THE CREAM CHEESE
Have the cream cheese at room temperature for 30 minutes and pour off any water on the surface before using. Stir the cream cheese briefly in a bowl to loosen it a little before beating into the icing.  

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