Spiced carrot cake with walnuts

Spiced carrot cake with walnuts


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About this recipe: This carrot cake is made with aromatic spices, fresh carrots and walnuts. Beautiful when sandwiched and iced with cream cheese icing.


Makes: 1 (23cm) two layer carrot cake

  • 6 eggs
  • 2 pinches ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch ground cardamom (optional)
  • seeds of 1/2 vanilla pod
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 200ml vegetable oil
  • 350g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 250ml milk
  • 110g chopped walnuts
  • 130g grated carrots

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease two 23cm springform cake tins.
  2. In a large bowl beat eggs with cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom (if using) and vanilla. Add sugar and mix, then add oil and mix well for 2 or 3 minutes, until everything is well blended.
  3. In a separate bowl sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add 1/3 of flour mixture to egg mixture, then add 1/3 of the milk. Repeat this twice, mixing well between each addition, until all ingredients are used and mixture is smooth. Finally, fold in walnuts and carrots.
  4. Distribute cake mixture into prepared tins and bake in preheated oven for 50 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the centre comes out clean. Let cool several minutes before unmoulding from tins and serving.

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