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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