Easter carrot cake

    1 hour 5 min

    This is quite a quick carrot cake to make, but because I use Lindt® chocolate bars and white chocolate Lindor® balls its delicious! It always receives lots of praise but I only make it for special occasions!

    London, England, UK
    3 people made this

    Makes: 1 (17cm) square cake

    • 210ml macadamia nut oil or vegetable oil
    • 80g Lindt® Excellence 70%
    • 2 eggs
    • 180g caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 pinch sea salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
    • 60g sultanas
    • 65g dried apricots, chopped
    • 35ml cognac or brandy
    • 200g carrots, grated
    • 60g macadamia nuts, roasted
    • 70g walnuts
    • 120g Lindt® Excellence 70%, in chunks
    • 80g Lindt® Excellence milk chocolate, in chunks
    • For the icing
    • 250g cream cheese
    • 1/2 lemon, zested and juiced
    • 6-7 white Lindor® balls, melted

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Extra time:15min cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and line a 17cm square baking tin.
    2. For the cake, place a small amount of the oil in a small saucepan along with the first amount of chocolate (80g). Gently heat until chocolate is melted.
    3. Combine the eggs, sugar, the remaining oil and the chocolate mixture in the bowl of your electric mixer. Give it a quick stir to help dissolve the sugar.
    4. Mix in the dry ingredients until just combined.
    5. Stir in the fruit, cognac, carrots and nuts. Lastly stir in the chocolate chunks. Transfer cake mixture to the prepared tin.
    6. Bake until a skewer comes out clean, about 35 minutes.
    7. Allow to cool fully before icing.
    8. For the icing, soften the cream cheese and lemon in an electric mixer with a paddle attachment.
    9. Mix in the melted White Lindor balls and allow to set in the fridge.

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    This turned out horribly! It became a bubbly mess with a burnt top and was practically a liquid. Never making this again!  -  26 Apr 2014


     -  06 Jan 2013