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Carrot Cake

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Serves 8

This recipe I found in an American recipe book, uses sunflower oil to make a deliciously moist carrot cake.

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  • 125g self-raising flour
  • 125g soft (brown) sugar
  • 125g carrots; peeled and finely grated
  • 100ml sunflower oil
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • a pinch of salt
  • 28g desiccated coconut (optional)
  • 28g walnuts chopped (optional)


    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C
    2. Sieve the flour, salt and cinnamon into a mixing bowl
    3. Stir in the sugar
    4. Add the eggs and oil to the dry ingredients and mix well
    5. Stir in the carrot, coconut and walnuts
    6. Pour the mixture into a prepared tin (greased)
    7. Cook for 20-25 minutes. Pierce centre with a knife; if the removed knife is clean, the cake is done.
    8. Add icing on top if you wish.

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27th Mar, 2012
so easy to make :)
26th Jul, 2010
what size tin????
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