Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Carrot Cake Recipe.

The other day I went out for coffee and tried carrot cake for the first time!
I loved it.
So with the help of a few recipes this was my creation, plenty of spice and a nice orange and lemon cream topping.

You will need:
For the sponge
225g self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 ground nutmeg
1 tsp ginger
pinch of salt
200g light brown soft sugar
zest of 1/2 lemon
75g walnuts, chopped up
4 medium eggs
150ml sunflower oil
350g carrots, grated

For the topping
200g full fat cream
50g unsalted butter, softened
150g icing sugar
zest of 1/2 orange
juice of 1/2 lemon
25g walnuts

a greased cake tin, with the base lined with baking paper.

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Sift the flour, spices, baking powder and salt into a large mixing bowl. Using a wooden spoon mix in the sugar, lemon zest and walnuts. Beat the eggs and sunflower oil together then add to the bowl along with the grated carrots and mix thoroughly.

Pop the mix into the cake tin and bake for 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Once out of the oven leave it to firm up for about 5 minutes before turning it onto a wire rack to cool completely.

To make the topping beat all the ingredients together either with a wooden spoon or an electric mixer until creamy. You may need to chill this slightly before putting it on the cake. Scatter the walnuts over the top of the icing to finish.

Happy Baking!

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  1. Mmmmmm this looks delicious! I can't believe you were a carrot cake virgin! Xx

    1. I know I've missed out on years of carrot cake...there's lots of making up to do!! x x

  2. This looks amazing and so so yummy! i love to bake and I really enjoy that time, it's just me and my thoughts.

    You have a really cool blog here. Do you want to follow each other, I would love that.

    1. It was yummy!! I'm glad you like my blog :)

      I'm gonna pop over and check out your blog,very happy that you'd like to follow mine!

      Madi x x