Carrot cake with butter sauce

Carrot cake with butter sauce


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About this recipe: I found this carrot cake recipe 23 years ago. It is a simple carrot cake, nicely spiced, and great for those that don't like cream cheese icing. The Butter sauce is really delicious and easy to prepare.

Cindy Carnes

Serves: 10 

  • 165g plain flour
  • 5 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
  • 110g grated carrots
  • 110g sultanas or raisins
  • 110g butter
  • 120ml orange juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 110g butter
  • 5 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornflour
  • 350ml water
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

  1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour, bicarb, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream dark brown soft sugar and 110g butter. Add eggs and mix in. Add carrots, raisins and orange juice.
  4. Stir in flour mixture, and beat until well combined. Pour into ungreased 20cm tin.
  5. Bake at 170 C / Gas 3 for 35 to 40 minutes.
  6. Butter sauce: In a saucepan over low heat, combine 110g butter, sugar, cornflour, water and vanilla. Cook and stir. When mixture comes to the boil, continue to boil for 1 minute. Serve warm over carrot cake squares (can be reheated in microwave).

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