Traditional carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

Traditional carrot cake with cream cheese frosting


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About this recipe: Moist and delicious traditional carrot cake. A classic carrot cake with lovely hints of cinnamon and cloves.

Baje Sofala, Mozambique

Serves: 10 

  • Cake
  • 350g caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 250ml rapeseed or vegetable oil
  • 250g plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 4 carrots, grated
  • 150g sultanas or raisins
  • 60g walnuts (optonal)
  • Cream cheese icing
  • 310g icing sugar
  • 50g butter
  • 1/3 tub cream cheese (for desired consistency)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr15min  ›  Extra time:30min cooling  ›  Ready in:2hr 

  1. Preheat the oven to 170 C / Gas 3. Grease a 20x30cm cake tin.
  2. For the cake: Beat together caster sugar and eggs while gradually adding oil until sugar granules are dissolved and you get a smooth texture.
  3. Slowly add in dry ingredients to form a consistent mixture.
  4. Fold in carrots, raisins and nuts. Pour into baking tin.
  5. Bake until a skewer inserted near the centre comes out clean, about 1 hour 15 minutes.
  6. For the icing, mix all ingredients together and spread over cake, only once it has cooled completely!

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yum yum - 30 Aug 2015

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