Monday, 25 July 2011

Carrot Cake


Carrot Cake has always been a favourite of mine, its always so moist, the different textures and flavours, finished with the gorgeous butter cream on top, its simply delicous. So last week when we had a Wintery weekend I decided to get to it an make one. It was one of the simplest recipes to follow, you basically measure and mix everything, no neatness just a bowl of delicious mix. An it turned out amazing even if I say so myself, everything just came together perfect an I could have happily eaten all of it, you should definetly try it! Happy Monday! x


   Ingredients

300g plain flour
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
200g soft brown sugar
4 eggs
250ml oil
1 orange zested
1 lemon zested
200g carrots , finely grated
150g walnuts chopped
For the Cream Cheese Frosting
125g unsalted butter at room temperature
50g icing sugar
250g cream cheese
Method
  1. Heat the oven to 150C/fan 130C/gas 2. Line a 20cm, 10cm deep cake tin. Sift the flour, cinnamon, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda together and stir in the sugar. Beat the eggs with the oil and citrus zests. Stir in the carrots and fold everything into the flour mixture. Fold in the walnuts and pineapple if using. Spoon the mixture into the tin and bake for 1 hour 20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Cool.
  2. For the frosting, beat the butter and icing sugar together until soft and then beat in the cream cheese. Chill the mixture until it's thick but spreadable. Spread a thick layer on top of the cake, making sure the side of the icing is flat and continues upwards from the side of the cake.

9 comments:

Little Rus said...

Brilliant recipe! Thanks for sharing - will definitely try this one. Carrot cake is one of my favourite cakes ever. x

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i want some!!! xo http://dressmeup-dressmedown.blogspot.com/

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P√Ętisserie Paris said...

My mom makes the most delicious carrot cake...I could probably eat it all in one sitting! I'll have to give you recipe a go though...looks delicious!

Meghan @ Wishful Thinking said...

Carrot cake is actually my favourite! This looks like a really nice simple recipe - can't wait to try it!

My Beautiful Life said...

Abigail, that looks scrumptious. I've always loved a good carrot cake. I will print this off, and add it to my "must try" recipes.

Yummy.

P.S. Hope you are well, and had a great day!

Swirls of Happy said...

YES!!! Thank you for the recipe...Love Carrot Cake!

Chuck said...

Yum! Love carrot cake. It is only a recently developed affection but a strongly felt one.

Claudia Lane said...

Yum! I love carrot cake and this one looks delicious!

Claudia xo