About this recipe:This is a foolproof recipe for the best tasting carrot cake ever! It's moist, tender and oh-so-delicious. The cream cheese icing is really the icing on the cake. It's especially good for special occasions, such as birthdays. You can also use this recipe to make cupcakes or muffins, simply adjust the baking time accordingly.
125ml olive oil
110g dark brown soft sugar
2 eggs, beaten
90g plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
125g grated carrot
60g chopped walnuts
1 large carrot
3 tablespoons caster sugar
125g cream cheese
5 tablespoons icing sugar
2 green jelly snakes
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Preheat oven 200 C / Gas 6. Lightly grease and line a cake tin.
Combine oil, sugar and eggs in bowl and whisk to combine.
Sift flour, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and nutmeg into egg mixture. Stir in carrots and walnuts and mix well.
Spoon the cake batter into tin and bake for 25 minutes or until browned and skewer comes out clean.
Stand in tin for 10 minutes then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
To decorate, using a knife shape 8 small carrots out of larger one.
Heat 3 tablespoons of sugar in pan until it melts and turns into toffee. Add baby carrots and coat. Turn out onto baking paper and refrigerate until the toffee set. Meanwhile, cut snakes to form the tops of carrots.
Beat cream cheese and icing sugar until well combined. Spread over the cake. Place toffeed carrots and snake tops around cake.
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A very easy recipe, everyone should try it!
I was a bit worried when I combined all the ingredients as I thought it was "too wet", but I was delighted with the results. A light and fluffy cake full of taste, I also had a bit of mixture left over for a few cup cakes and they turned out just as nice. will use this recipe again - 03 Nov 2010