Orange carrot cake
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Orange carrot cake

About this recipe: If you love orange cake and you love carrot cake, this orange carrot cake is a must-try! The best of both worlds. Top with your favourite cream cheese icing and decorate with grated orange zest.

sweettooth Cheshire, England, UK

Ingredients

Serves: 12 

  • 450g carrots
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 200g peeled oranges, pureed
  • 160ml sunflower or rapeseed oil
  • 8 tablespoons unsweetened apple sauce
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 dessertspoon vanilla extract
  • 150g sultanas
  • 1 dessertspoon grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 375g plain flour

Method

Prep:40min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr25min 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and flour 2 (23cm) round cake tins.
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, bicarb, salt and cinnamon. In another bowl, combine the sultanas and orange zest. Set aside.
  3. Grate carrots and puree the oranges in a blender or food processor.
  4. In a large bowl, combine sugar, oranges with all the juice, oil and apple sauce. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add vanilla and carrots.
  5. Add flour mixture and beat on low speed until combined. Add sultanas and orange zest, and gently combine.
  6. Spoon mixture evenly into the two cake tins. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into centre of cake comes out clean.
  7. Cool in tin on wire rack. Invert bottom cake onto serving plate. Ice with your favourite cream cheese icing, then top with second cake and ice the top.

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