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Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

How to make a scrumptious carrot cake at home!

Ingredients
  • 200g unsalted butter
  • 200g soft light brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 275g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 150g raisins
  • 250g carrots, peeled

For the icing:

  • 500g cream cheese
  • 150g icing sugar
  • Zest of 1 orange

Method (Serves 8)

  1. Combine the sugar, butter and eggs, mixing on a high speed for 5 minutes until the mixture has doubled in volume
  2. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt and cinnamon into a bowl then fold into the wet mixture
  3. Fold in the orange zest and raisins
  4. Attach a shredder or shredding attachment and grate the carrots into the bowl
  5. Fold in the carrot. Grease and line two 22cm cake tins and pour in the mixture
  6. Bake for 25 minutes at 180°C 
  7. Transfer cake to a wire rack to cool, meanwhile mix together the cream cheese and icing sugar 
  8. Spoon half of the frosting onto one of the cakes and place the other cake on top. Spread the remaining icing over the top and sprinkle over the orange zest.