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Womens Day’s Spl Carrot Cake

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Carrot Cake is so simple to make with our easy recipe to make a loaf cake or cupcakes topped with delicious cream cheese frosting. This rich carrot cake is easy to make in your own kitchen.

Ingredients For the carrot cake:

For the carrot cake:

  • 175g (6oz) wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 1 level tsp baking powder
  • 2 level tsp ground mixed spice
  • Pinch of salt
  • 150ml (¼ pint) sunflower oil
  • 175g (6oz) soft light brown sugar
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 100g (3½ oz) raisins
  • 250g (8oz) carrots, peeled and grated

For the cream cheese frosting:

  • 200g (7oz) cream cheese
  • Few drops vanilla extract
  • 3-4 level tbsp icing sugar
  • Orange and green food colouring

Method:

  1. To make the carrot cake: Tip the flour into a bowl and stir in the baking powder, spice and salt. Then stir in all the remaining ingredients until well mixed. Pour the mixture into a 1kg (2lb) loaf tin, buttered and lined with a strip of baking parchment.

  2. Bake in centre of oven at 180C, gas 4 for about 1 hr, until just firm to the touch in the centre. A skewer should come out clean after being inserted into the middle.
  3. Remove from the oven. Allow to cool in the tin for 10 mins, then turn out on to a wire rack and leave to cool completely.
  4. To make the cream cheese topping: Beat together the cream cheese and vanilla extract. Add icing sugar to taste.
  5. Colour a small amount of icing orange and a small amount green, and use to fill a disposable piping bag each. Spread the remaining uncoloured icing over the top of the cake.
  6. Cut the end off the bag with the orange icing to give a small hole, and pipe tapered zigzags, to resemble carrots. Cut the end off the green icing bag into a ‘V’ shape and pipe leaves.

 

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