Classic carrot cake

    Classic carrot cake

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    2hr55min


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    About this recipe: This carrot cake is simply the best! This is a tried and tested recipe that has been in our family for years. We have enjoyed it endlessly and it gets requests from family and friends all the time.

    Ingredients
    Makes: 1 carrot cake

    • For the cake
    • 275g plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons mixed spice
    • 350g caster sugar
    • 225g grated carrots
    • 75g chopped walnuts
    • 350ml corn oil
    • 4 eggs
    • 150g crushed pineapple
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • For the filling
    • 350g cream cheese
    • 150g icing sugar
    • ground cinnamon, for dusting

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Extra time:2hr cooling  ›  Ready in:2hr55min 

      For the cake:

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease and line three 20cm cake tins.
    2. Sift the flour and combine all the dry ingredients into a bowl then beat in the oil, eggs, pineapple and vanilla extract. Mix well and divide equally between the three prepared tins.
    3. Bake for 35 minutes until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before turning out onto a cooling rack.
    4. For the filling:

    5. Meanwhile, combine the cream cheese and the icing sugar in a bowl and whip until light and creamy.
    6. Place the bottom layer of the cake onto a serving plate, then smear 1/3 of the cream cheese mixture over the top. Repeat for the following two layers, smoothing the top of the cake and decorating with a dusting of cinnamon.
    7. Slice and serve the same day for best results.

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