Cooking

Carrot Cake Recipe

As its autumn, I’ve been cooking with autumn veggies. Carrot cake was on my blogging list and this week I had some carrots I needed using up, so I baked some cake! My recipe is below.

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Ingredients:

150ml of sunflower oil (save some for greasing)

240g self raising flour

1 teaspoon of baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

240g of muscovado sugar

Zest of 2 oranges

Juice of 1 orange

260g of carrots (grated) (I used 4 medium sized carrots)

3 eggs

180g of cream cheese

50g of butter

100g of icing sugar

Any nuts or raisins etc to top

Method:

  1. Have the oven on at 180C and grease two medium baking tins. In a mixing bowl sift the flour, baking powder and cinnamon. Mix the sugar, zest and carrots into the bowl.
  2. Once combined, add the eggs and oil. This may look a bit runny at this point, but if it really is liquid, add some more flour.
  3. Pour into the cake tins and bake for 20/25 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.
  4. While the cake is cooking, mix up the frosting, put the butter, icing sugar and cream cheese in a bowl and put into the fridge.
  5. When the cake is done, make sure it is completely cool before putting the frosting on. I put some in the middle of the two cakes and all over the top!
  6. Put nuts, raisins and all sorts of goodies on top of the cake and serve!

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Jess x

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