Carrot cake for Christmas

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    I made this carrot cake recipe last Christmas and have to admit: I had 3 big slices myself!


    Northamptonshire, England, UK
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    Serves: 8 

    • 400ml whipping cream
    • 300g self raising flour
    • 100g grated carrots
    • 50g icing sugar
    • 50g melted butter
    • 200g granulated sugar
    • 1 clementine
    • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
    • 2 tsp baking powder
    • 6 free range eggs
    • 1/4 tsp salt

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Turn oven on at 220 C / Gas 7.
    2. Mix melted butter with sifted granulated sugar.
    3. Add egg yolks (save the whites for later) and mix.
    4. Add sifted flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, juice and zest of a clementine and grated carrots. Mix until smooth but thick.
    5. Beat egg whites until firm. Add half of egg whites to cake mixture and mix well. Pour rest of beaten egg whites and fold gently.
    6. Grease 2 cake tins (25cm diameter) and add cake mixture evenly.
    7. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes and take off the heat to cool down.
    8. Whip cream with icing sugar until firm.
    9. Add whipped cream in between cake layer and on top. Decorate with grated carrot and to taste.


    Don’t worry if the cake does not rise as much as you hoped for, it is not a soufflé!

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    I love creamy cakes  -  18 Feb 2010