Carrot cake traybake
- Preparation and cooking time
- Plus cooling
- Makes 6-12
This easy carrot cake traybake is perfect for getting kids practicing their cooking skills. Take a handful of ingredients and turn them into a teatime treat
For the icing
- STEP 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.
- STEP 2
Sift the sugar, flour, bicarb and cinnamon on top of the carrot, then add the orange zest and mix everything around a bit.
- STEP 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.
- STEP 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.
- STEP 5
To make the icing, mix the butter and icing sugar together, then stir in the soft cheese until smooth.
- STEP 6
When the cake is cool, spread the top with the icing and cut into squares. Decorate with sprinkles, if you like.