The absolute best carrot cake

    1 hour 15 min

    This delicious carrot cake contains raisins, chopped walnuts and ground cinnamon for extra flavour and texture.


    Missouri, United States
    16 people made this

    Serves: 10 

    • For the cake
    • 250g plain flour
    • 400g caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 330g finely grated carrot
    • 250ml vegetable oil
    • 4 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 80g chopped raisins
    • 30g finely chopped walnuts
    • For the cream cheese icing
    • 110g butter or margarine
    • 225g cream cheese
    • 480g icing sugar
    • 1 tablespoon milk

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

      For the cake:

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 22cm x 33cm cake tin and line with baking parchment.
    2. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and bicarb and mix well. Add the grated carrot, oil, eggs, cinnamon, raisins and walnuts and beat until well incorporated. Spoon the mixture into the prepared cake tin.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from the oven and transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
    4. For the cream cheese icing:

    5. Cream the butter (if you use margarine the icing will be softer) and cream cheese together. Add sugar and milk and using a handheld mixer, beat on high speed until smooth and creamy.
    6. Transfer the cake to a serving plate. Thin a little with a splash or two of milk to base ice the cake, and use full strength to do decorative borders. Slice and serve.

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