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Carrot cake

By NessC (GoodFood Community)
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  • Serves 12
This is a great carrot cake recipe that is easy to make and has always gone down well when I’ve made it.
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Ingredients

Serves 12

  • 250g self raising flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 350ml vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 350g grated carrots
  • 120g chopped walnuts
  • 100g raisins

Cream Cheese icing

  • 250g self raising flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 350ml vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 350g grated carrots
  • 120g chopped walnuts
  • 100g raisins
  • 220g cream cheese
  • 110g margarine softened
  • 450g icing sugar
  • 120g chopped walnuts
  • 1teaspoon vanilla extract

Method

  • STEP 1
    Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease two 23cm round cake tins.
  • STEP 2
    In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, cinnamon, and sugar. Add the oil and eggs, mix until blended, then stir in the raisins, carrots and nuts. Divide the cake mixture evenly between the two prepared tins.
  • STEP 3
    Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven. A skewer inserted into the cake should come out clean. Cool cakes on wire racks before removing from tins.
  • STEP 4
    To make the icing: In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and cream cheese, add the sugar and cream well. Stir in the nuts and vanilla. Use to fill and ice the cooled cake layers.
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