Isaac's carrot cake

    55 min

    The secret to this bright and flavourful carrot cake is a tin of mandarin oranges! Serve plain or top with your favourite cream cheese icing.

    15 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • 375g plain flour
    • 400g caster sugar
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 225g grated carrots
    • 1 (298g) tin mandarin oranges, drained
    • 300ml vegetable oil
    • 3 eggs
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a traybake tin or baking dish.
    2. Whisk flour, sugar, bicarbonate of soda, ground cinnamon, salt and nutmeg together in a bowl. Beat carrots, mandarin oranges, oil, eggs, vanilla extract and orange zest into flour mixture with an electric mixer until mixture is smooth, about 2 minutes; pour cake mixture into prepared baking dish.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes.

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