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Classic carrot cake

By em_macaussie (GoodFood Community)
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  • Easy
  • Makes 1 cake
This classic carrot cake will make your afternoon tea time that extra bit special
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Ingredients

Cake

  • 250ml sunflower oil
  • 200g coconut or brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 300g self raising flour
  • 225g grated carrots
  • 1/2 tsp each of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg
  • 75g chopped walnuts

Icing

  • 250ml sunflower oil
  • 200g coconut or brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 300g self raising flour
  • 225g grated carrots
  • 1/2 tsp each of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg
  • 75g chopped walnuts
  • 50g icing cugar
  • 250g full fat cream cheese
  • A few drops vanilla extract

Method

  • STEP 1
    Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius. Line or grease a large cake tin.
  • STEP 2
    Whisk together butter, eggs and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one by one whilst continuously beating. Stir in the flour and spices. Fold in the carrots and walnuts.
  • STEP 3
    Spoon the mixture into the cake tin and bake for 50 minutes or until the cake is springy on top and a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the centre of the cake. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  • STEP 4
    For the icing, place all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until combined and thick. Spread the icing over the cake when the cake is cooled. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts.
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